Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Certificate (1782)
The TESOL Undergraduate Certificate prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages domestically or abroad. When paired with a teacher certification program, or for individuals with existing teacher certification, completion of the TESOL Certificate leads to ESL endorsement from the Kentucky Department of Education. Individuals interested in opportunities outside of the public school system will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English language learners in local language institutes and businesses, as well as a variety of international settings. The TESOL Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone academic program. For current WKU students, completion of the TESOL Certificate fulfills Minor requirements for programs that require a Minor.
Program Requirements (19 hours)
Only undergraduate courses may be taken to fulfill the undergraduate certificate requirements. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in total coursework required for the certificate program, in addition to a minimum, cumulative 2.0 GPA in WKU coursework.
|ENG 104||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|or ENG 204||English Language|
|or ENG 302||Language and Communication|
|ENG 407||Linguistic Analysis 1||3|
|ENG 408||Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics 1||3|
|ENG 469||2nd Language Acquisition Theory 1||3|
|ENG 470||Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language 1||3|
|ENG 471||Teaching English as a Second Language Practicum||4|