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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TSL)


This program is offered at Eastern Michigan University’s center in Livonia.

Objectives
This program prepares teachers who are already certified to teach in public schools to teach English as a second language. The primary goal is to enable teachers to address more effectively the academic and social challenges of an increasingly diverse student population, including the growing number of English language learners, and to appreciate those students as resources for instruction and classroom management.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:

  1. Submit at least two letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s promise of success in working with speakers of other languages and in multicultural settings;

  2. Submit a statement of reasons for pursuing this certificate;

  3. Submit a Michigan (or other state) teaching certificate;

  4. Submit proof of classroom teaching experience; and

  5. Meet the requirements of the Graduate School.

Note:
There is no opportunity for conditional admission to this program for non-native speakers of English.

Advisor Information:


Jeff Popko, Ph.D.

340 Alexander Hall
(734) 487-6731
apopko@emich.edu

Certificate Total: 22 hours


Exit requirement for TESOL Graduate Certificate and ESL Endorsement:


Students must have at least one year’s college study of a foreign language, or the equivalent as determined by the World Languages Department.

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: World Languages


The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.