The need for individuals to teach English to non-native speakers is increasing rapidly. Opportunities abroad are, and will continue to be, abundant. In most cases, evidence of formal training in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Another Language (TESOL) is becoming increasingly important and in some instances required.
Valparaiso University offers a 15 credit graduate TESOL certificate. While the program is open to any degree seeking graduate student at Valparaiso University, this certificate would be most practical for students in programs with a language or international focus (e.g., International Commerce & Policy, English Studies, Chinese Studies, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, etc.). In general, students in graduate degree programs may use up to 9 credits from their degree toward the TESOL certificate, but the actual number will depend on the specific degree program. For the Master of Art in English Studies & Communication, for example, 9 credits of appropriate coursework may be applied toward the TESOL certificate.
The certificate is also open to non-degree students in the Graduate School, including international students and members of the Northwest Indiana community.
Students currently or previously enrolled in a graduate degree program at Valparaiso University need only submit the application for the TESOL certificate, updated transcripts, and evidence of prior experience learning a foreign language. All others must, in addition to the above, meet standard admission requirements of the Graduate School.
|REQUIRED COURSES||12 cr
| ENGL 541
|| History of the English Language
|| 3 cr
|ENGL 568|| TESOL: Theories and Methods I
|| 3 cr
| ENGL 569
|| TESOL: Theories and Methods II
|| 3 cr
| ENGL 685
|| Practicum in English (TESOL)
|| 3 cr
|Choose at Least 3 Credits:|
| COMM 645
|| Intercultural Communication
|| 3 cr
|ED 504||Educational Psychology|| 3 cr
| ENGL 502
||Introduction to Professional Writing||3 cr|
| ENGL 511
|| Introduction to Technical Writing
|ENGL 525||Creative Non Fiction||3 cr|
| ENGL 531
|| Advanced Composition
| ENGL 543
|| Introduction to Linguistics
| ENGL 580
|| Topics in Writing
| ENGL 601
|| New Literacies, Technologies, and Cultures of Writing
Tuition for the TESOL graduate certificate is approximately $7,950.
For more information about the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate
Interested students should request an information packet from the Office of the Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing Graduate.School@valpo.edu.
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