Unlike shorter and less comprehensive TESL training programs, the TESL Certificate offered through PSU's Department of Applied Linguistics provides a substantial foundation in both practical and theoretical knowledge of English Language teaching and learning.
The TESL Certificate program is designed to enable ESL/EFL teachers to meet the changing needs of students, schools, and employers in classrooms throughout the world.
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Students may enroll in the program as undergraduates or as post-baccalaurate students. Immediately upon making the decision to enroll, students should make an appointment to discuss their program with an Undergraduate Adviser in the Department.
Note for preK-12 Language Educators:
Coursework required for the TESL Certificate may be of professional interest to all language educators.
To get in touch with an Applied Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our undergraduate adviser can determine whether courses in the Dept. of Applied Linguistics can help you to meet your professional goals.
See also, the Applied Linguistics information sheet: PSU ESL-Bilingual Endorsement and PSU Applied Ling Dept course substitutions.
ESL_Bilingual Endorsement and Applied Linguistics course equivalencies_2012.pdf
For more information about the ESL/Bilingual Endorsement for working with preK – 12 ESL students in the state of Oregon visit the website of the Graduate School of Education, Continuing Education’s ESL/Bilingual Endorsement Program.