Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL)

There are many opportunities for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).  The UM-Dearborn certificate program is specifically designed for individuals seeking opportunities locally or internationally and will prepare students with the requisite content knowledge and pedagogy to teach English to students or adults outside of the PK-12 public school system.  Certificate holders may find careers with non-U.S. agencies/institutions in order to meet international needs to provide English instruction to their student populations.

This certificate does not lead to state teacher certification or a state endorsement.  For those interested in PK-12 certification, please refer to the ESL endorsement.

The TESOL Certificate Program requires 15 undergraduate credit hours.  

Program Goals:

The TESOL Certificate Program goals are twofold:

  • Provide students with the requisite content knowledge and pedagogy to teach English to non-native speakers locally and abroad in short- and/or long-term English language programs.
  • Provide non-native English speakers who are currently teaching abroad with the requisite content knowledge and pedagogy to effectively teach their non-native English-speaking students.

How to Apply:

EDA 455Lang,Clture,Litrcy & Power Ed (Language, Literacy, Culture & Power in Ed)3
EDC 455Assmt: Sec Lang Learning K-122
EDD 447Tchng English as Second Lang3
EDD 448Pract: Tchng Engl Secnd Lang1
EDM 405TESOL Strategies for Classrm2
EDM 4100Teach Eng Specific Purposes (Teaching English for Specific Purposes)3
Elective1
Total Credit Hours15