The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a non-degree program designed to enhance the professional development of English educators who do not choose to enter the MA in Education with an emphasis in TESOL program.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

  1. A baccalaureate degree or the equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated high level of English proficiency (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent)
  3. At least 6 undergraduate units in English language (at least 3 credits of which are in addition to basic English skills courses).


To complete the program and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, the candidate must satisfactorily complete 21 semester hours of coursework from the MA program.


Graduate Certificate in TESOL Curriculum
Core Courses*  3 units
One of the Following:
EDCI 625 Instructional Media (3 units)
EDUC 582 Foundations of Christian Education (3 units)
EDUC 605 Christian Leadership and Ethics (3 units)
EDUC 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education (3 units)
TESOL Emphasis Courses 18 units
All seven courses
EDFN 510 Teaching Practicum (1 units)
EDTE 528 TESOL Methods in Speaking and Listening (3 units)
EDTE 580 Advanced Grammar for English Language Teaching (3 units)
EDTE 620 Second Language Acquisition (3 units)
EDTE 622 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3 units)
EDTE 630 Pragmatics (3 units)
RESM 520 Academic Writing (2 units)

21 units


* Students who do not have at least one core Adventist Education course on their college transcript will be required to select one of the core courses with Christian content as a part of their certificate program.


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