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

The Department of English offers a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students as well as community persons intending to work with speakers of other languages both in the United States and abroad. This certificate DOES NOT constitute K-12 licensure in Alabama. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admissions guidelines. The certificate is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the structures of the English language and the basic methodology of ESL instruction.

Requirements for a TESOL Certificate

Required Component
EN 306Introduction to English Linguistics3
EN 442Survey of Grammar3
ED 340Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language3
Elective Component
Select nine hours from the following three hour courses:9
EN 334
History of the English Language
Rhetoric: Argument and Style
Cross-Cultural Interaction
Methodology and Assessment of Teaching English as a Second Language
Total Hours18