The TESOL Graduate Certificate is a certificate program, not a degree program, that can be undertaken as an addition to another graduate program, or as a stand-alone program. It provides students 18 hours of graduate student in TESOL, as described in the catalog. The graduate certificate in TESOL is designed to provide teachers interested in receiving a degree in ESL with the option of taking three additional courses to receive skills and knowledge in teaching English in a variety of contexts and settings.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, approval, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
|TESL-6110||Introduction to Distance Education for TESOL||3|
|TESL-6200||Applied Philology and World Englishes||3|
|TESL-6210||Teaching ESL/EFL to Adult Learners||3|
|TESL-6220||Curriculum Planning and Methodology||3|
|TESL-6230||Second Language Acquisition||3|
|TESL-6240||Issues in Second Language Rhetoric and Composition||3|
Non-degree Completion Requirements
- Have on file an application as a non-degree-seeking graduate student.
- Complete, for the program being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the “Intent to Graduate” form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to completion requirements.
Students completing this program should make application for licensure or endorsement through the Licensure Officer.