Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate, Undergraduate
The English as Second Language Program offers a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate for those students preparing to teach English as a Foreign Language overseas.
|ENGL 360||LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE||5|
|ESLG 470||JOINING THE TESOL PROFESSION||1|
|ESLG 472||TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES||3|
|ESLG 480||SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|ESLG 481||METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE||4|
|ESLG 488||SECOND LANGUAGE PRINT LITERACY THEORIES||3|
|ESLG 489||CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM||4|
|ESLG 492||SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT||3|
|Note: the 1–3 variable credit practicum must be repeated for three quarters (1, 2, 3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.|
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PRACTICUM (Note: the practicum is a 1-3 variable credit course must be repeated for three quarters (1, 2, 3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.)|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Upon completion of the Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate, students should be able to:
- design optimal language learning environments grounded in research related to second language acquisition;
- effectively assess language learning development;
- employ a disposition of cultural humility in teaching-related communications;
- plan instruction that is appropriate for students' cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.