Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The College of Education and Human Sciences offers an 18 semester hour Post Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL for individuals who wish to have training in working with English language learners but who do not wish to pursue the Master of Arts in Education degree or Alabama Professional Educator Certification. Individuals who are interested in becoming certified to teach ESOL in a public school in the state of Alabama or in another U.S. state(s) should refer to the Master of Arts in Education ESOL program for master’s degree and certification requirements. Admission requirements: candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from an approved institution, and meet all University graduate admission requirements including those for specific program of study. 

Requirements for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate and TESOL

Select 18 semester hours from the following:18
Methodology and Assessment of Teaching English as a Second Language
History of the English Language
Survey of Grammar
Advanced Topics in ESOL
Multicultural Issues of Teaching ESOL
Practicum in ESOL (Adult or Advisor Approved P-12 Setting) (in an adult ELL or advisor-approved P-12 setting)
English Linguistics
Total Hours18