For students who have already earned an elementary, middle, or secondary teaching certificate, the Certificate in TESOL meets all of the requirements for an ESL, bilingual, and ENL endorsements in the state of Illinois and most other states. The TESOL Certificate may also be earned along with one of the other M.A. degrees offered at Wheaton College (such as the M.A.T.) to provide a solid foundation for using English teaching.
HEOA Disclosures: During the last 5 years, the TESOL Certificate has had a 75% completion rate with no graduating students having reportable debt upon graduation. Graduates typically work as TESOL instructors and aides in public education, relief agencies, and/or private enterprise (SOC job code 25-3090). Several graduates work overseas for missions organizations.
In order to receive the Certificate in TESOL, students must complete 24 credit hours of specialized courses. Required courses are:
|LING 563||Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning||2|
|LING 611||Theoretical Foundations of TESOL Methodology||4|
|LING 612||Descriptive English Grammar for TESOL (or LING 606 and LING 607)||4|
|LING 613||TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum||2|
|LING 615||Teaching Reading and Composition to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|LING 616||English Phonology for ESL/EFL Teachers||2|
|LING 617||Principles of ESL/EFL Assessment||2|
|LING 618||English Language Learning Content Methods and Materials||2|
|LING 619||Teaching Speaking and Listening to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|Select one of the following:||2|
|Curriculum and Materials Development for TESOL (or another approved TESOL elective)|
|Bilingual Methods and Materials|
Another approved TESOL elective
Each student's program is worked out individually in consultation with an advisor.