Certificate in TESOL

The undergraduate certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a 15-credit-hour program which provides students with the basic pedagogical background needed to teach English to non-native speakers. The certificate can lead to opportunities such as:

  • teaching English as a foreign language in overseas schools, colleges, or universities;
  • teaching English as a second language to international students studying in the U.S.; 
  • teaching English to bilingual/bicultural English Language Learner (ELL) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in public school systems and adult education programs.

Required courses (9 credit-hours)

  • ENGL 4043 TESOL
  • ENGL 4173 Internship in TESOL
  • ENGL 4013 English Grammar

Two elective course (6 credit-hours). Choose from:

  • ENGL 2243 Language, Text, and Culture
  • ENGL 2443 Languages of the World
  • ENGL 4003 History of the English Language
  • ENGL 4033 Discourse Analysis
  • ENGL 4063 Descriptive Linguistics
  • ENGL 4073 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • ENGL 4080 Studies in Linguistics
  • ENGL 4083 Applied Linguistics
  • ENGL 4093 Language in America
  • ENGL 4143 Language and Technology
  • ENGL 4520 Problems in English

Note: The TESOL Certificate does not carry with it certification for public school employment. Students wishing such certification must meet specific state and university requirements.

For more information:
Clarissa Bonner, Undergraduate Advisor 
209 Morrill Hall
Department of English
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-6146
clarissa.bonner@okstate.edu