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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Undergraduate Certificate

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The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate is a short-term program that provides students with the training and a credential to teach English in the U.S. and abroad. This program is designed for undergraduate students from any academic discipline, cultural and/or linguistic background and for non-degree seeking individuals who want to teach English overseas or in community centers, private institutes or other organizations in the U.S. The TESOL certificate program is available to students in different options: face-to-face, fully online and summer intensive. The program delivers a balanced foundation of theory, knowledge and skills, and includes such domains as linguistics for teaching English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL), professional strategies and tools for teaching English, ESL/EFL methodology and approaches, and cultural issues in teaching English as a second/foreign language.

For more information, please contact Dr. David Crane, Dean, College of Continuing Studies, or Dr. Jeri Katz, Department of Special Education.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are not required to have an undergraduate degree to be admitted to the program. Non-degree seeking students will submit an official high school transcript. All TESOL certificate applicants will complete the BSU application form. Students may apply at any time during the year.

International applicants who have no educational experience in the U.S. must take the TOEFL or IELTS examination; a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 61 or a minimum IELTS score of 6 is required (consistent with BSU requirements for all international students). International students’ admission will be coordinated with the Minnock Institute of International Engagement.

Total minimum credits: 12

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