Graduate Certificate in TESOL: Advanced
City University of Seattle offers a comprehensive Advanced TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification program that covers everything offered in our basic TESOL certification program with the addition of three courses and a more structured, in-depth internship.
Students benefit from CityU’s recent accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) as well as Washington Academy of Languages’ over 25 years of international recognition. Courses are positioned to help students capitalize on the theoretical knowledge expected from a graduate-level education with the best in pedagogical instruction from CityU’s experienced professors.
15 of the program’s 24 credits are available online as part of the basic Graduate Certificate in TESOL program. The additional nine credits (including your faculty-guided internship) are currently available in class during CityU of Seattle’s downtown summer intensive program. The entirety of the program can be completed in-person during two consecutive summers, or online over three quarters followed by one in-person summer intensive.
The field experience element is a highlight of the program, offering unparalleled hands-on experiences so students can gain confidence as an overseas classroom teacher even if they come from a non-teaching background. Let CityU help you fit a graduate certificate in TESOL into your life. Contact an advisor today.
English acquisition organizations all over the world need talented educators to administrate and teach in their adult programs. Our advanced TESOL program graduates are qualified to teach in private and public schools overseas or become tutors, advisors, directors and volunteers throughout the international education industry.
If you’re interested in teaching English in a college or university setting, CityU’s Master of Education in Adult Learning with TESOL Emphasis could be for you. Or you could start with this Advanced TESOL Graduate Certificate and use all 24 credits toward your master’s degree at a later date.
TESOL 560 Teaching English to the Young Learner (2)
TESOL 560 introduces the major theories of language learning in young children (aged 4-12). Students learn the major theories through application to the four language domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in a variety of settings. By the end of the course, students are able to design and teach an appropriate instructional unit and lesson for a selected population of young learners.
TESOL 570 Classroom Management, Grading and Assessment (2)
An examination of the issues in language testing and evaluation is the focus of this course. Participants are familiarized with the various language testing instruments and consider how to assess both language aptitude and competence. In addition, participants have opportunities to construct and evaluate their own test instruments.
TESOL 580 Teaching Pronunciation (2)
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TESOL 590 Field Experience Internship (3)
Field Experience Internship is a self-guided program in which TESOL Certificate students participate in a 20-hour teaching experience, designed to prepare them as TESOL professionals in future settings. Emphasis is placed on classroom teaching of ESL, or other discipline related programs (e.g. literacy, immigrant assimilation, etc.). Students employ various practices and teaching methodologies in TESOL settings and gain first-hand experiences. Students create and implement a unit plan, document their teaching, and write a reflection on the internship experience.