Undergraduate TESOL Certificate Course List

Required Courses for Undergraduate Students

Students must complete the following courses (totaling 9 credits):

  • LING 3090 - Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits) 
  • LING 3101 - ESL Teaching Practicum: Language (1 credit)
  • LING 3102 - ESL Teaching Practicum: Culture (1 credit)
  • LING 3103 - ESL Teaching Practicum: Writing (1 credit)
  • LING 3400 - Structure of English (3 credits)

Students must also complete two additional courses (totaling a minimum of 6 credits) from the following list:

  • AMST 2460 - Language in the US (3 credits)
  • ANTH 2400 - Language and Culture (3 credits)
  • ANTH 2410 - Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • ANTH 5480 - Literacy and Orality (3 credits)
  • ANTH 2430 - Languages of the World (3 credits)
  • ANTH 7541 - Topics in Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • EDIS 5270 - Teaching Reading and Writing to ELLs (3 credits)
  • EDIS 5422 - Education Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • EDIS 5423 - English Linguistics (3 credits)
  • EDIS 5470 - ESL Assessment and Curriculum Design (3 credits)
  • EDIS 7842 - Teaching ELLs: Theory, Policy & Practice (3 credits)
  • LNGS 2220/7220 - History and Structure of Black English (3 credits) 
  • LNGS 2240/7240 - Southern American English (3 credits)
  • LNGS 5000 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Foreign Languages (3 credits)

Please note that an undergraduate student MUST complete one of the certificate courses with a grade of B- or higher before applying to the program.

Update 10/15/2020: During the COVID-19 periods of Spring 2020 and Fall 2020, if a student elects to receive a grade of "Credit" for any of their TESOL Certificate classes, the courses for which they have earned credit will be counted towards their TESOL Certificate.

This information can also be found at the College of Arts and Science's website.