2023-2024 Catalog


TESOL Certificate

The TESOL Certificate provides specialized instruction in the theory and skills of teaching English to learners for whom it is not a native language. The TESOL curriculum includes a rigorous core that covers language/linguistics, language acquisition, language pedagogy, assessment practices, and intercultural awareness and sensitivity. Graduates with a TESOL Certificate are equipped to change the world by teaching English to speakers of other languages around the world.

Requirements (16-18 credits)

The TESOL Certificate is available for current IWU undergraduates who are not TESOL majors, TESOL Education Majors, TESOL minors, or Elementary Education majors with TESOL concentration.

Earning the certificate requires completion of the following courses and internship.

Practicum Experience

TSL-260TESOL Internship

1 to 3

Required Courses

ENG-170Introduction to Language


TSL-203Foundations of TESOL


TSL-305Second Language Acquisition


TSL-350TESOL Assessment and Testing


EDU-382TEMethods of Teaching Sr High/Jr High/ Middle School Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


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