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


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100%

Online

GRE

Waived


15

Credit Hours

BA / BS

degree required


3.0 GPA

Required in last 60 hours of undergraduate courses

Estimated Cost

Tuition / credit hour $430.69
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Tuition & Fees Information  

Endorsement programs are not eligible for financial aid. 

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School systems today address a growing population of non-English-speaking students. You can gain the skills and knowledge needed for future teaching success by earning a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Successful students can use these courses to apply to the Arkansas Department of Education for a licensure endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Teachers can use the certificate and endorsement to stand out in the job market and to enhance their school systems' rich, inclusive resources.

 

Required Courses

  • CIED 5923 - Second Language Acquisition
  • CIED 5933 - Second Language Methodologies
  • CIED 5943 - Teaching People of Other Cultures
  • CIED 5953 - Second Language Assessment
  • And one other course
    • CIED 5913 - Parent/Family Engagement for Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students or
    • CIED 6193 - Teaching English Language Learners in the Content Areas

 

Arkansas Teacher Licensing Endorsement

Gain the skills and knowledge needed for future teaching success by taking four 3 hour courses required by the state of Arkansas to gain a licensure endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL). Licensed Arkansas teachers who complete the required courses below and pass the required PRAXIS test can apply to the Arkansas Department of Education for an ESL licensure endorsement.

Courses Include

  • CIED 5923 - Second Language Acquisition
  • CIED 5933 - Second Language Methodologies
  • CIED 5943 - Teaching People of Other Cultures
  • CIED 5953 - Second Language Assessment
  • You must also pass the ESOL PRAXIS test.