TESOL
Certificate Program

TESOL

Fluency in a global world
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Gina Bello, TESOL Alumna

"The program was intensive, and I’m seeing the rewards now. We’ll see if I can be a pioneer."
Gina Bello, TESOL Alumna

Program Description

Classroom • Online • Blended

English for a global world

A specialized sequence of courses in linguistics and education prepare instructors to teach immigrants and foreign nationals or travel abroad to teach English. In this program you will learn best practices to teach English to nonnative speakers at all stages of language acquisition, as well as how to communicate effectively with a diverse audience, in terms of culture and nationality. Empower your students—and ultimately yourself.

TESOL certificate program objectives

  • Assess and evaluate a student’s level of English language knowledge.
  • Teach English grammar and writing to nonnative speakers.
  • Understand bilingual and English language development.
  • Address students at all levels of language acquisition and tailor your instruction accordingly.

 

Total Required: 27 units. Take 7 courses (23 units) of required credit, 2-4 courses (4 units) of elective credit. End with certificate of completion review.

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $5,500

F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Total Required: 27 units. Take 7 courses (23 units) of required credit, 2-4 courses (4 units) of elective credit. End with certificate of completion review.

1. Required Courses

Winter Online
Summer Online
Units: 4.0 TESL.X300
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Winter + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Summer + Classroom and Online (Blended)
Units: 3.0 TESL.X302
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom

2. Elective Courses

Fall Online
Winter Classroom
Spring Online
Units: 2.0 TESL.X309
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Units: 2.0 TESL.X310

3. Capstone Course

Units: 5.0 TESL.X390
Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom

4. Required Certificate Review

Fall Online
Winter Online
Spring Online
Summer Online

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Professional Development

Articulation Agreement with USF

Completion of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension TESOL program counts towards one year of the Master of Arts TESOL program at University of San Francisco.

Program Chair

Jesse Gillispie, chair

JESSE GILLISPIE, Ph.D., a University of California, Santa Cruz writing instructor, has a doctorate in education with an emphasis in applied linguistics and language in social interaction. She has written about and conducted research on the relationship between language, identity and learning. Gillispie has worked with English language learners from elementary students to postdoctoral researchers and has presented her work at numerous conferences including ethnography forums, the American Anthropological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the American Association of Applied Linguistics. Her publications and conference presentations span topics covering identity development and second language learning, teaching and learning in everyday classroom interaction, and the role of classroom management in student success and identity development. A native of Northern California, she lived in Germany and France before settling in the Bay Area.

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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