Graduate Certificate Program in the Teaching of English as a Second Language

The Graduate Certificate in The Teaching of English as a Second Language is intended for mainstream teachers whose classrooms include English language learners whose limited language level hinders academic performance. The goal of the program is to provide teachers with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to identify English language learners’ needs and promote learning and academic success for these students.

Curriculum Requirements (4):

Required Core Course:

  • TESL 913 Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition

One (1) course from the following:

  • TESL 901 Language Structure: Phonetics and Morphology
  • TESL 902 Language Structure: Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics

One (1) course from the following:

  • TESL 936 The Teaching of Second Language Skills
  • TESL 948 Teaching Reading and Writing in the English Immersion Classroom

One (1) course from the following:

  • TESL 920 Technology in the Second Language Classroom
  • TESL 966 Seminar in Applied Linguistics

 

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.80.

 

For further information about the Graduate Certificate in The Teaching of English as a Second Language, please contact Dr. Marguerite Mahler, Modern Languages Department, at mmahler@framingham.edu.