TESOL Education K-12 Certification

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education K-12 Certification concentration will prepare you to teach English language learners of all ages and abilities in the United States and overseas. Completion of this program will meet the requirements for the New Hampshire Department of Education license to teach K-12 English language learners.

The program’s focus is experiential and hands-on, with the emphasis on the application of what is learned in classes to the world at large. Classes will blend theory and practice, and provide a complete foundation in language teaching methodologies, language assessment, literacy, language acquisition, and linguistics for language teachers. The program also includes a technology component to address the needs of 21st-century classrooms.  Our goal is to promote alternative practices while training language teachers who foreground student-centered, communicative language classrooms.

Classes are offered throughout the year in online and blended (online and in-person) formats. You may also take classes on a part-time basis, with the in-person and blended classes offered in the evenings and on weekends.

Course Planning Matrix

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when TESOL courses will be offered.

Certification-only Option: Students would take 24-27 credits as listed below, excluding LL 5050, ED 5270 or ED 5060, and the Elective Component.

Non-Certification Option: Those not interested in gaining certification should consider the TESOL Education (non-certification) program.

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