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

16 credits

The TESOL Certificate program is offered to matriculated (degree-seeking) Plymouth State University students and to continuing education students. The Certificate does not provide TESOL certification.

Continuing education students submit an application, including an essay and a $25 application fee, to the Admission Office. An official secondary school transcript with date of graduation or a satisfactory secondary school equivalency certificate (GED) is also submitted to the Admission Office. Official transcripts of all postsecondary work attempted are required. A maximum of two courses could be transferred in to fulfill Certificate requirements. Applications are processed by the Admission Office and the Department Chair or designee. Transfer credits are processed by the Undergraduate Studies Office.

Certificate courses are offered in a sequence beginning with LLDI 2950, which must be taken first. Anyone earning the Certificate could apply the credits earned in the Certificate toward a degree at Plymouth State University. The Department Chair or designee provides advising.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in the Certificate is required. Completion of all requirements is determined by the Degree Auditor. Transcripts stating completion of the Certificate are issued by the Registrarís Office.

Completing the TESOL Certificate does not equal completion of State certification/endorsement in TESOL K-12

Degree Requirements


LLDI 2950 Language Acquisition (SIDI) 3
LL 3300 Foundations of Multilingual Multicultural Studies (DICO) 3
LL 4100 TESOL Methods and Practice 4
LL 4300 Literacy in Language Learning 3
LL 4820 Language Assessment 3

LL 4100 requires a 30-hour field experience.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.


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