The TESOL Certificate is a fifteen-hour undergraduate certificate. The certificate may be completed by any undergraduate student. The goal of this certificate is to enable students to teach English to speakers of other languages abroad or in private institutions in the USA by providing essential knowledge and teaching skills. It includes courses such as English linguistics, English grammar, culture, and teaching methods.ENGL 2250, a pre-requisite for ENGL 4711 and ENGL 4712, is waived for non-English majors. The TESOL Certificate will be awarded at the end of the undergraduate program. A notation will be made on the GRU transcript once the courses are completed. This certificate is also available to post-baccalaureate students as an add-on. For transfer students, three credits are accepted. Applicants must register with English and Foreign Languages Office. All course work must have been completed within the seven academic years preceding the completion of the certificate.
Student Admissions Criteria
60 hours in the undergraduate program
2.5 cumulative GPA
Completion of a foreign language at the 2002 level or equivalent. Students could be exempted from the foreign language requirement after taking the written and oral exams if they place in the intermediate-advanced level according to the ACTFL standards