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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Dec 09, 2021
 
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Certificate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of general linguistics and proficiency in problem-solving skills. Success at the Program level would be acheived for this outcome if 75% of students scored in the positive range (1-3) on the measures used to assess their performance. 
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of second language acquisition theories. Success at the Program level would be acheived for this outcome if 75% of students scored in the positive range (1-3) on the measures used to assess their performance. 
  • Students will demonstrate professional competencies in planning, implementing, and assessing English as second language instruction appropriate for specific groups and settings. Success at the Program level would be acheived for this outcome if 75% of students scored in the positive range (1-3) on the measures used to assess their performance. 

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

The program in linguistics offers a graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)-a six-course, 18-semester-hour program. There are two tracks, the EFL track for post-secondary ESOL and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching and the K-12 ESOL track for elementary and secondary ESOL teaching. Course requirements for each track are as follows:

A. EFL Track (primarily for post-secondary ESOL and EFL teaching)


B. K-12 ESOL Track (for elementary and secondary ESOL teaching)


Note:


* The practicum may be waived based on one year’s experience teaching ESOL and replaced with an elective course.

It is recommended that the practicum, if waived, be replaced with one of the following courses:

II. Elective courses (6 hours):


A course from two of the following areas:

A. English Grammar/Structure


B. Second Language Acquisition for Teachers of Elementary and Secondary Learners


C. Cultural Diversity in Education


D. Testing/Assessment for Language Minority Learners


Additional Information:


For this program no courses may be transferred from another university, although up to 9 semester hours of overlapping course work from another program at the University of South Carolina may count toward completion of the certificate. For full-time students, the certificate course work and practicum can be completed in one academic year.

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