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

In addition to the enhanced professional status that the Certificate in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) brings, this Certificate will enable the holder to meet the 18-hour SACS requirement to teach at the College level.

This certificate is ideal for students who either already hold a completed graduate degree or are actively in the process of earning a graduate degree and wish to earn this certificate in conjunction with their degree.

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL can be completed 100% online or even face-to-face in Commerce, TX.

Please contact Dr. Lucy Pickering at 903/886-5252 or for more information.

Certificate Requirements:

Coursework must be completed at A&M-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for the certificate.  Eighteen semester hours from the following (no substitutions):

     5 Courses (15sh) Required:
ENG 501 Structure of the English Language
ENG 555 General Linguistics
ENG 557 Teaching English as a Second/Other
Language Methods I
ENG 558 Sociolinguistics
ENG 657 Teaching English as a Second/Other
Languate Methods II
     1 Course (3 sh) from the Following:
ENG 559 Language and Culture in the Classroom
ENG 562 Psycholinguistics
ENG 579 Style and Stylistics
ENG 670 Pragmatics & Language Tchg
ENG 672 Second Language Acquisition

Required Documents for Admission:

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50 domestic student
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards the bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).