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.
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In order to receive the Certificate in TESOL, students must complete 24 credit hours of specialized courses. Required courses are:
|INTR 563||Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning||2|
|INTR 611||Theoretical Foundations of TESOL Methodology||4|
|INTR 612||Descriptive English Grammar for TESOL||4|
|or INTR 606|
& INTR 607
| Descriptive English Grammar: Foundations|
and Descriptive English Grammar: Syntax and Discourse
|INTR 613||TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum||2|
|INTR 615||Teaching Reading and Composition to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|INTR 616||English Phonology for ESL/EFL Teachers||2|
|INTR 617||Principles of ESL/EFL Assessment||2|
|INTR 618||English Language Learning Content Methods and Materials||2|
|INTR 619||Teaching Speaking and Listening to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|Select one of the following:||2|
|Curriculum and Materials Development for TESOL|
|Bilingual Methods & Materials|
Another approved TESOL elective
Each student's program is worked out individually in consultation with an advisor.