Graduate Certificates in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

In addition to the M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and the Licensure Plus M.A. T. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Greensboro College offers six unique graduate certificates, designed to allow for specialization within the broader field of TESOL. These 12-graduate semester-hour programs lead to specialized Certificates in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, not to a degree, and are designed to prepare candidates to teach English to speakers of other languages in a variety of professional contexts. The 12-hour Certificate also enables candidates who already have a Master of Arts degree in another field such as English to seek employment at post-secondary institutions. The required coursework covers language teaching methodology, the nature of language, the structure of English, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, and, in some cases, a practicum experience. The 12 graduate semester-hours required for the certificates may be applied toward the M.A. in TESOL at Greensboro College. Note: The certificate is not equivalent to the M.A. or M.A.T. degree, nor does the certificate carry teaching licensure.

Note: When you register for the last class in your certificate program, download this application for certificate, fill it out, and return it to TESOL@greensboro.edu to ensure you receive your certificate in timely fashion. Thanks!

Graduate Certificate in the Pedagogy of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • ENG 5300 English Grammar
  • ENG 5310 General Linguistics
  • ENG 6500 Pedagogy of TESOL
  • ENG 6510 Practicum in the Pedagogy of TESOL

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners

  • ENG 5360 The Adult English Learner
  • ENG 5340 Academic Writing for English Learners
  • ENG 5370 Metacognition in Language Learning
  • ENG 6500 Pedagogy of TESOL

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education for Emerging Bilinguals

  • ENG 6320 Language Acquisition in Language Learners
  • ENG 5430 Reading and Writing for English Learners
  • BKE 6320 Analysis and Design of Early Childhood Environments: Assessment, Teaching and Learning Strategies (3)
  • EDU 6310 School, Community, and Family Collaboration

Graduate Certificate in Online ESOL Teaching and Technology

  • ENG 6530 Online Pedagogy and Course Development
  • ENG 6540 Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • ENG 6500 Pedagogy of TESOL
  • ENG 6510 Practicum in the Pedagogy of TESOL

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Abroad

  • ENG 5330 Language and Culture
  • ENG 6500 Pedagogy of TESOL
  • ENG 6530 Online Pedagogy and Course Development
  • ENG 6520 Advance Practicum in Teaching in Global Contexts

Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

  • ENG 5310 General Linguistics
  • ENG 6330 L2 Classroom Discourse
  • ENG 6320 Language Acquisition -or- ENG 6310 Descriptive Linguistics
  • ENG 5300 English Grammar -or- ENG 6310 Descriptive Linguistics.

Hybrid and online options are available. For more information, please contact:

Michelle Plaisance
Director, TESOL Program
336-272-7102, ext. 5285
michelle.plaisance@greensboro.edu