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The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) enables teachers to extend their competence in teaching foreign languages, particularly English. Completion of the program qualifies the candidate to receive a Florida State Endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages. The program also assists prospective teachers in receiving a professional credential that may assist them in successful employment in other countries.

This certificate program is open to non-degree-seeking students only.

  • Courses

    Required Courses:

    • TSL 5371 Special Methods of TESOL (3)
    • TSL 5245 Developing ESOL Language and Literacy (3)
    • TSL 5142 Curriculum Development in ESOL (3)
    • TSL 5938 Principles of ESOL Testing (3)
    • EDG 5707 Cross-cultural Studies (3)


    Additionally, one other course may be chosen from the following:

    • LIN 5501 English Syntax
    • LIN 5211 Applied Phonetics
    • LIN 6085 Research Methods in Experimental Linguistics
    • LIN 5107 History of English Grammar
    • LIN 5431 General Morphology/Syntax
    • LIN 5574 Languages of the World
    • LIN 5601 Sociolinguistics
    • LIN 5625 Studies in Bilingualism
    • LIN 5715 Language Acquisition
    • LIN 5733 Teaching Accent Reduction
    • LIN 5825 Pragmatics
    • LIN 6323 General Phonology
    • LIN 6562 Discourse Analysis
    • LIN 6805 Semantics
    • RED 5925 Instructional Thinking Strategies
    • EEX 6051 Educational Needs of Students with Exceptionalities
    • EDF 5255 Secondary Classroom Management
    • RED 6336 Reading in the Content Area
    • LAE 5426 Multicultural Perspectives in Teaching Language and Literature for Young Adolescents
    • TSL 6908 Field Component


    For more information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

  • Application

    Certificate applicants should complete the form below and submit to the department for approval. Approved certificate applications will be forwarded to the Registrar for processing.

    Graduate Certificate Application