Listed below are the requirements for the TESOL Graduate Certificate.
|Total TESOL Credits|
Students who wish to apply to the program should submit the following materials to the TESOL Certificate Program Coordinator in the Department of Linguistics:
Applicants who are not native speakers of English should also submit TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test), or at least 6.5 on the IELTS exam, and 45 on the TSE, or an equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency.
|Required Courses (15 Credits)|
|One of the Following Electives (3 credits)|
|Required Internship (3 credits)|
The teaching internship is completed at one of the internship institutions affiliated with the Certificate Program. The site of the internship will be determined by the Certificate Program staff. The student is expected to complete between 40 and 60 hours of supervised teaching over a period of four to eight weeks.
There is a time limit of three years from initial enrollment for completion of the certificate.
Students who have taken comparable courses at other institutions may be allowed to transfer in up to 6 credits of course work, upon approval by the certificate program coordinator. Students who have completed any of the required courses for undergraduate credit must substitute other courses at the graduate level, selected in consultation with the certificate program coordinator to fulfill the credit requirements.
The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the certificate attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all certificate credits attempted, including any transfer work.