The TESOL program at CSULA provided me with researched-based methodologies and techniques that have enhanced my classroom teaching and given me the confidence to teach a wide range of ESL courses at the adult level
Description of the TESOL Certificate Programs
Besides the MA in TESOL Program, we offer two TESOL Certificate Programs:
- The Certificate for Teachers of English Learners.
- The Graduate Certificate Program in English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
Certificate for Teachers of English Learners
The post-baccalaureate Certificate for Teachers of English Learners provides added professional preparation and training in ESL/EFL for teachers of all educational levels. Coursework is required in theories of second language acquisition, instructional methodology, and English for academic purposes along with an elective course in pedagogical grammar or materials and curriculum design.
Graduate Certificate Program in ESL/EFL
The Graduate Certificate Program in ESL/EFL is designed to prepare students to teach ESL in post-secondary settings in the U.S. or to teach EFL abroad. Specifically, the program is designed for (A) students who hold a master’s degree in a discipline other than ESL or applied linguistics and wish to be certified to teach ESL in a community college or university and (B) students who plan to teach EFL abroad.
1. Apply to the university for graduate admission at www.csumentor.edu.