Certificates in TESOL
TESOL Certificates provide advanced training in language teaching. The TESOL program at CSUS offers two different certificates to meet the needs of different audiences:
All units for both options must be completed in residence at Sacramento State with a grade of B or better.
Option A: Click HERE to view printable flyer.
Option B: Click HERE to view printable flyer.
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Required courses (9 units)
Pedagogy Electives (6 units)
Select two of the following:
Certificate Option B Program of Study
All units must be completed in residence at Sacramento State with a grade of B or better.
Required courses (15 units)
Electives (3 units)
Select one of the following:
Undergraduates must be within 45 units of completing a bachelor’s degree (in any field) with a 3.0 overall GPA
Graduate students must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any field) with a 3.0 overall GPA
All applicants must satisfy the university’s Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE) requirement
International students must meet one of the following minimum requirements for the TOEFL:
Students must either be in a degree program at Sacramento State or must apply for graduate admission to the university (choose TESOL Certificate as your program). Deadlines for application to the Certificate programs are November 1 for Spring admission and April 1 for Fall admissions.
Q: What are the benefits of training to teach English to speakers of other languages?
A: One of the most common opportunities to live and work overseas is to teach English. TESOL program training can make you more competitive for jobs in language schools as well as for other types of teaching opportunities such as the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program or Fulbright Teaching Assistantships. In conjunction with a bachelor’s or master’s degree or a state teaching credential, it may also be helpful in obtaining employment as an ESL teacher in the United States.
Does the TESOL Certificate qualify me to teach in the K-12 system in the US?
The Certificate in TESOL is not a teaching credential. It is recognized abroad as advanced training in language teaching.
In what order should I take the courses?