People who wish to enhance their knowledge and expertise in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) but are seeking neither a M.A. degree nor state certification may wish to earn a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL. The fifteen hour/five course curriculum includes fundamental technical skills as well as theoretical and practical experiences for applying the best instructional practices to facilitate teaching and improved ESOL student achievement. In order to earn a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL students take the following twelve hours/four courses:
ENGL 528 ESOL Tests & Measurements
ENGL 536 Principles of Linguistics
ENGL 539 Second Language Acquisition
ENGL 547 Current Approaches in ESOL Instruction
One of the following three credit hour courses completes the fifteen hour Certificate requirements:
ENGL 509 Seminar in Language Study, or
ENGL 532 Literacy and ESOL Reading, or
ENGL 534 Literacy and ESOL Writing
All courses included in the program must be completed with grades of C or better, with no more than three credit hours of C or C+, and students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
NOTE: While the courses taken for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate cover areas required for K-12 certification in the State of Maryland, this certificate by itself does not lead to teacher certification nor does this lead toward an M.A. in English degree.
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