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Core and Elective Courses for TESOL Certificate Program

Core courses for the TESOL Certificate provide students with a background in language structure and use, second language acquisition theories and methods, and curriculum development and assessment. These 3 courses include:

Core Courses 

Subject Code Title Credits Offered
GESL 510 Theories and Practice of Second Language Learning 3 Fall
GESL 512 ESL Curriculum and Assessment 3 Spring
GESL 515 Sociolinguistics and the ESL Classroom 3 Spring

Electives in the program are selected based on individual student interests and schedules. These courses may include further instruction on English grammar, methods, and practice. Students choose 3 of the courses listed below.

3 Elective Courses

Subject Code Title Credits Offered
GESL 508 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners 3 Fall
GESL 518 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas 3 Summer
GESL 521 TESOL Methods 3 Spring
GESL 520 Advanced Grammar and Applied Linguistics 3 Fall
GESL 690 Practicum in ESL 3 Spring, Fall
Course Descriptions