Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
(TESOL) Graduate Online Certificate Program
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
For those interested in teaching English as a second/foreign language abroad or in the United States, The Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education at Austin Peay State University now oﬀers Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate. With 18 hours of successful course work, students will receive a TESOL Certificate, and may decide to take 4 additional courses to receive a Master Degree (M.A.T.) in TESOL (starting in Spring 2019). Specific information regarding course offerings and programs is provided below and may also be accessed via the TESOL program website.
EDUC 6620: Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners EDUC 6450: Culture in the ELL Classroom
EDUC 6650: Assessments for ELL Students
LING 506H: Theory in Second Language Acquisition RDG 5363: Teaching Language Arts and Literature EDUC 5150: Reflective Practitioner
All courses are offered online. Please see the individual course descriptions and the schedule.
Bachelor’s degree with cumulative undergraduate GPA 75;
Ongoing undergraduate students with 5 GPA and 90 credit hours (Accelerated Master’s Pathways)
EDUC 6620: Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners
Modern English Grammar will familiarize students with the basic structure of English, particularly those areas that cause most diﬃculty for non-native speakers. The course has several goals: to become familiar with grammatical terminology and practice identifying and labeling sentence structures; to develop an understanding of how English syntax works to convey meaning; and to become familiar with various techniques of teaching grammar to those whose first language is not English. A ten-hour field experience is required.
EDUC 6450: Culture, Communication, and Community in the ELL Classroom
This course addresses the cultural issues that English Language Learners (ELL) and their teachers are likely to encounter in classrooms which aﬀect foreign language acquisition and curricular learning with the purpose of acquiring pedagogical knowledge and techniques which will facilitate ELL’s academic success. Course participants will research and critically reflect upon the aspects of culture which impact learning processes and related pedagogical theories as a basis for creating appropriate teaching materials and facilitating the acquisition of English as a foreign language.
EDUC 6650: Assessment of ELL Students
This online graduate course provides an introduction to standardized assessments and classroom-based assessments for ELL students based on TESOL standards for Teacher Education Programs. Among the topics addressed are: purposes of assessment, types of assessment, authentic forms of assessment, designing or adapting assessment tools for ELL, assessment in the content areas for ELL, etc.
LING 506H: Theory in Second Language Acquisition
This course is an introduction to the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). There will be a focus on the theories used in SLA. Students will also compare first and second language acquisition as well as examine some SLA theories are used by applied linguists to promote acquisition.
RDG 5363 Teaching Language Arts and Literature
This course will present an overview of Language Arts and Literature in the classroom, and is designed to provide the research, best practices, and materials included in a balanced literacy classroom with a focus on English Language Learners.
EDUC 5150 Reflective Practitioner
This capstone seminar course provides students who are interested in teaching English as a second/foreign language the opportunity to articulate and explore the varied dimensions of the process of reflective teaching. Students will apply reflective, analytical and critical thinking in regard to their own teaching experiences.