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TESL Certificate - Degree Requirements


In addition to fulfilling the minimum Portland State University degree requirements, the following adviser-approved courses are required.

TESL Certificate Curriculum (starting Fall 2006)

Prerequisites = 8 credits
Course Prerequisite
Prerequisites for all TESL Certificate Applied Linguistics courses except LING 471 Understanding the International Experience LING 390
Introduction to Linguistics
 
LING 392
Structure of English
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LING 390 Introduction to Linguistics
Credit Course
Prerequisite (in addition to LING 390)
16 required credits LING 438
Second Language Acquisition
LING 390, LING 392
LING 471
Understanding the International Experience
May be taken concurrently with LING 390

LING 477 TESOL Methods I

LING 438 Second Language Acquisition and LING 471 Understanding the International Experience

LING 478 Methods II and Portfolio LING 477 TESOL Methods I
Choose 4 credits

LING 475 Curriculum Design & Materials Development OR LING 439 Language Assessment

LING 477 TESOL Methods I

Language Education Elective:
Choose 4 credits
LING 409 Community ESL Practicum
Recommended: LING 477 TESOL Methods I
Various LING 410 (adviser-approved)
Various
LING 439 Language Assessment LING 477 TESOL Methods I
LING 470 Grammar for TESOL LING 392 Structure of English or English Grammar Test and LING 390
LING 472 Teaching Pronunciation LING 390
LING 473 Computer Assisted Language Learning LING 390 and LING 477
LING 475 Curriculum Design LING 477 TESOL Methods I, recommended: LING 478 TESOL Methods II
LING 476 Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching  LING 390, LING 392 recommended
Choose 8 credits         

Linguistics electives (upper division)

Various
Selected in consultation with and approved by faculty adviser

40 Total Credits* (all courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted)  
*All courses used to satisfy TEFL Certificate course requirements must be upper-division courses in which the student earns a grade of "C" or above.

All TESL Certificate students must complete the Language Requirement.