Undergraduates may choose between a Major or a Minor in Applied Linguistics, which more narrowly specializes in teaching English as a Second Language. Portland State University has a comprehensive TESL Certificate program, and a rigorous MA TESOL program.
Because PSU is located in the city of Portland where an abundance of Oregon's second language children and adults live, there are many opportunities here for pre-service teachers to gain practical teaching experience and to find employment. For more information about research opportunities, see Research & Projects.
- TESL Certificate - Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
- MA TESOL - Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. For more information regarding the MA TESOL program, the Department of Linguistics holds information session throughout the school year: http://www.pdx.edu/linguistics/ma-tesol-info-sessions.