This certificate program is designed primarily for students wishing to teach English to speakers of other languages in adult education settings or outside the United States, and whose career needs do not mandate a state of Michigan teaching certificate.
The certificate in TESOL includes 18 credits of courses and a three-credit practicum. Students also must fulfill a language requirement of a minimum of two semester-long courses of college-level study in a single language, or its equivalent. No student may register for the practicum without approval from the program advisor at least one semester prior to beginning the practicum. The specific course requirements of the program are as follows:
For studies of single cultures or other courses that may qualify, see TESOL advisor.
Two semesters of college-level language study in a single language other than English, or its equivalent. This requirement can be altered for native speakers of a language other than English. Students who are limited-English proficient must either complete a college-level communications class (COMM 105A recommended) with a minimum grade of B- (2.75) or achieve a minimum score of 20 on the listening and 20 on the speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT.