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Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate

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Professors: Kit Andrews, Kathleen Cassity, Carol Harding, David Hargreaves, Henry Hughes, Gavin Keulks, Marjory Lange, Cornelia Paraskevas, Thomas Rand, Katherine Schmidt, Uma Shrestha, Curtis Yehnert
Associate professors: Ann Bliss, Robert Troyer
Assistant professors: Leigh Graziano, Lars Söderlund


Provides personalized learning opportunities leading to advanced studies or a variety of careers including teaching, writing, editing, linguistics and literature. The various programs help students develop a broad knowledge of literature, language and writing to foster analytical and critical skills. Students encounter new ideas; appreciate aesthetic and practical language; become impassioned readers, writers and thinkers; and gain perspectives in assimilating and evaluating their new experiences.

Total Credits (26)


The TEFL Certificate program prepares undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who are interested in their first international/cross-cultural English teaching position. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who seek experience teaching English as a foreign language by providing a strong foundation in English linguistics and training in second language acquisition/TEFL methodologies. The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate is distinct from the College of Education ESOL/bilingual endorsement.

The TEFL Certificate is for undergraduate or postbaccalaureate students. Undergraduate students may also choose to obtain a linguistics minor (20 credits) along with the certificate. Students entering the program with a baccalaureate may obtain the certificate by completing the required courses (26 credits) and fulfilling the residency requirements of a second bachelor’s degree.

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