Graduate Certificate Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the TESOL Graduate Certificate.

Credits and Courses

Students are required to complete the six courses (18 credits) plus teaching internship (3 credits) outlined below.

LINGUIS/MALLT 708Proseminar in Linguistics3
LINGUIS 810Methodologies in English Language Teaching3
LINGUIS 720Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
LINGUIS 741Introduction to TESOL Methods3
LINGUIS 430GLanguage and Society3
or ANTHRO 570G Issues in Bilingualism
Select one of the following:3
Applied Educational Linguistics
Language, Power, and Identity
First Language Acquisition
Introduction to Phonology
Introduction to Syntax
Language in its Various Forms:
Historical and Comparative Linguistics
Advanced Phonology
Advanced Syntax
Oral Language, Cognition, and Literacy
Seminar in Linguistics: (Subtitle)
Teaching internship
LINGUIS 869Practicum in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners3
Total Credits21

Additional Requirements

Transfer Credit

No more than 6 credits may be taken at an institution other than UWM. These courses are subject to Graduate School transfer policy and must be approved by the director of the certificate program. 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.