TESOL Certificate

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The TESOL certificate is a short academic program for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to teach English to speakers of other languages.

I began taking the classes part time in 2007 at Indiana University’s IUPUI campus. At the time, the national news was hinting at a likely recession, and I wanted to have something to fall back on in case of layoffs. By taking one or two classes each semester, I finished the TESOL certificate program in Spring of 2010.


  • ENG-G 500 Intro to the English Language
  • ENG-G 541 Materials Preparation for ESL
  • ENG-G 652 English Language Sociolinguistics
  • ENG-L 506 Intro to Methods of Criticism/Research
  • ENG-W 509 Intro to Writing & Literacy Studies
  • LING-L 532 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING-L 534 Linguistic Resources and TESOL
  • LING-L TESOL Practicum