Certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Undergraduate Certificate of Special Study in TESL

The certificate of Special Study in Teaching English as a Second Language is intended for local and international Bachelors students who wish to specialize in English as a Second Language methods.

Required courses (12 units): LING 100, LING 141, LING 171, LING 155

Advising Note: We strongly recommend that international students also take LING 6 or LING 110W prior to or concurrently with LING 141.                

Graduate Certificate in TESL

The Department of Linguistics at the California State University, Fresno offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (see below). 

Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching English as a Second Language. This certificate is designed to train participants in the theory and practice of TESL, with application to a wide variety of teaching circumstances. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in the program. 

Prerequisites

  •  LING 100: General Linguistics
  • LING 141: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • LING 171: Practicum in TESOL

Certificate Core Curriculum: 12 units total

  •  LING 237: Teaching Reading and Writing to Speakers of Other Languages
  • LING 241: Seminar in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
  • LING 244: Curriculum Design and Classroom Evaluation
  • LING 236 (or an approved graduate elective): Teaching Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation to Speakers of Other Languages