2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Doctoral) Certificate

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Identifying courses within the elective and other degree requirements that could be counted towards certificate. The TESOL Certificate with the IME doctoral program provides a unique opportunity for the students to learn new set of skills in Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language. The five certificate courses provide a strong foundation for what the University of San Francisco believes TESOL instructors need to begin effective teaching in their fields. The Certificate program can also attract more students to the IME program. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The TESOL programs are designed to enable students, upon graduation, to:

  • Understand the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of language variation and cross-linguistic differences
  • Knowledge of first and second language development and the development of bilingualism/multilingualism
  • Use theory as a lens for thinking critically about social inequities in local/global contexts
  • Be a knowledgeable consumer of educational research
  • Be skillful in a wide range of instructional materials, approaches, and methods for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Use a wide range of assessment tools for including informal/formal, individual/group, formative/summative instruments
  • Design, implement, and assess K-12, post-secondary, community programs focused on multicultural language/literacy education in English

Certificate Requirements (15 units)

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