Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
This online-only program equips students with the knowledge and training necessary to teach the English language to children and adults whose first (native) language is not English. Students must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited university to be eligible for the program.
The program is designed for students who do not plan to pursue state teacher certification and who wish to teach English in an educational organization other than the public school system. These organizations include private schools, private businesses, government agencies, and community-based programs. There is a growing need in Louisiana as well as nationally for English teachers to serve in these educational settings; the Graduate Certificate in TESOL prepares students to help meet that need.
The certificate program consists of 15 hours–five courses; three semester hours each–which can be completed in one academic year. Several elective courses are also available.
For more information on the program, contact the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies at Northwestern State University. Phone: 318-357-6272. E-mail: email@example.com