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Post-M.A. Certificate in TESL/TEFL

The TESL/TEFL Certificate is offered to post-M.A. students who are interested in developing professional knowledge and skills in the area of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. The curriculum (18 credits) focuses on providing students with a broad background in the field, in particular linguistics, language teaching methodologies, and language acquisition and use.  The Certificate in TESL/TEFL can be taken by students seeking degrees or as a standalone certificate, The Post-M.A. Certificate does not  license teachers to teach in public schools in Ohio; to become licensed, students should pursue the M.A. in TESL Teacher's Concentration, or licensed teachers should seek the ESL Endorsement.

Admissions Procedures:

Students apply online by submitting a graduate application and fee, having official transcripts forwarded to Admissions and for international students, submitting official TOEFL scores (minimum required for admission = 88 internet-based TOEFL). For students already admitted to a  graduate degree program, no separate application to the Certificate is required. To complete the Certificate, students must file a Program Declaration Form with the College of Arts and Sciences.