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  Jun 12, 2024
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Certificate

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Certificate Requirements College of Arts and Sciences 

Certificate Requirements

The program in linguistics offers a graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)–a six-course, 18-semester-hour program. There are two tracks, the EFL track for post-secondary ESOL and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching and the K-12 ESOL track for elementary and secondary ESOL teaching. Course requirements for each track are as follows:

A. EFL Track (primarily for post-secondary ESOL and EFL teaching)

B. K-12 ESOL Track (for elementary and secondary ESOL teaching)


*The practicum may be waived based on one year’s experience teaching ESOL and replaced with an elective course.

II. Elective courses (6 hours):

A course from two of the following areas:

a. English Grammar/Structure

b. Second Language Acquisition for Teachers of Elementary and Secondary Learners

d. Testing/Assessment for Language Minority Learners

Additional Information:

For this program no courses may be transferred from another university, although up to 9 semester hours of overlapping course work from another program at the University of South Carolina may count toward completion of the certificate. For full-time students, the certificate course work can be completed in one academic year, with the practicum extending through first summer session.

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