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Teaching English as a Second Language Certification

  • Undergraduate Level, Second Certificate

    The coursework for this program must be completed in addition to degree requirements for certification in Elementary or Secondary Education. These requirements include completion of the All University Requirements, a series of General Studies courses, an academic major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a sequence of Education courses. Please visit the Elementary and Secondary Education Department website for more information regarding these requirements.


    Program Requirements

    All University Requirements   24 credits
    General Studies Electives   30 credits
    General Studies Areas   12 credits
    Academic Major   36 credits
    Education Concentration
    (Elementary or Secondary)
      30 credits
    Bilingual Endorsement Courses    24 credits
    Total Credits  156 credits 


    TESL Certification Courses

    These courses are organized into two phases. It is recommended that courses in Phase I be taken before courses in Phase II.

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    Phase I 

    MCC 427

    Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students


    MCC 400  General Linguistics and Multicultural Education


    MCC 411 Theories of Language Teaching


    MCC 412 Observation of ESL (MCC 411 and 412 must be taken together.)


    LTED XXX An appropriate literacy education course is required. See the department chair or your advisor who will assist you in selecting a literacy education course.


    Phase II 
    MCC 455 Methods of Teaching ESL


    MCC 403 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience


    MCC 404 Phonology and Structure of American English (prerequsisite: MCC 400)


    MCC 417 Field Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education (prerequisite: MCC 455)


     *View our catalog for course descriptions.