2018-2019 Catalog

Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) (24 units)

The Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) is a post-baccalaureate program of study designed for teachers and prospective teachers seeking competence in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The program combines upper division and graduate courses in English, linguistics and education. Courses completed as part of other programs of study may be applicable toward the certificate. Candidates must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the program.

Requirements

A.  Prerequisites:

1.  Required Prerequisite

ENG 310Study of Language

3

2.  An acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a grade point average of 2.5 or better over the last 60 semester units attempted.

3.  A minimum of one year's work in a foreign language.

B.  Required Courses (24 units):

ENG 311Phonology

3

ENG 312Morphology

3

ENG 315 English Syntax: Generative-Transformational

3

ENG 420Linguistic Analysis

3

or

A course in contrastive analysis

Or

ENG 582Seminar: Linguistic Analysis

3

ENG 492Seminar in Linguistics

3

Or

ENG 592Seminar: Topics in Linguistics

3

ENG 419Psycholinguistics

3

Or

ENG 583Seminar: Psycholinguistics

3

ENG 486Studies in Language and Literature (TESL)

3

Or

ENG 586Teaching Language and Literature in the ESL Context

3

ENG 585Second Language Acquisition

3

C. Select a practicum with the prior approval of the TESL Coordinator.