Students must obtain a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the certificate courses. Under certain circumstances comparable courses taken at other institutions may count toward the certificate. Such courses must be evaluated and approved by the certificate adviser. In addition, there is a 15-hour tutoring requirement. In order to enroll, you must contact the certificate adviser in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages. Courses in the certificate may count toward the major in linguistics, the major in English, or the major in liberal studies (including the linguistics specialization) but may not count toward the minor in linguistics or the minor in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL).
Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for information on the advanced certificate.
The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages offers a basic and advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL). The basic certificate requires 15 units to include: