The Adult/University-Level TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Graduate Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of graduate non-degree students or graduate students concurrently enrolled in a UWM master's or Ph.D. program who wish to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults or university-level students abroad. Requirements for this program are very similar to those for the "Adult/University-Level TESOL Certificate Program," which accepts undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate special students, but training in the graduate certificate program is more rigorous, and up to 9 of the 21 credits earned can be applied (concurrently or subsequently) to the M.A. program in Linguistics.
Students who wish to apply to the program should submit the following materials to the TESOL Certificate Program Coordinator in the Department of Linguistics:
Adult/University-Level TESOL Graduate Certificate Program application form (available from the Linguistics Department office).
Transcripts of all college-level academic work, with evidence of a GPA of 2.75 or better.
A statement of purpose.
Two letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about the applicant's recent academic and/or work experience.
Applicants who are not native speakers of English should also submit TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test), or at least 6.5 on the IELTS exam, and 45 on the TSE, or an equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency.