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Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate is a stand-alone certificate, documentable on official transcripts for professional development.

Those interested in licensure should refer to the TESL Licensure page.

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IL 229
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Course Guidelines

Choose 15 credits from the following courses:

Typical Course Requirements
SMSU Course Number Course Name Semester Credit Hours
TESL 531 Foundations of Teaching ESL & Lab 3
TESL 532 Understanding Second Language Acquisition 3
TESL 533 Assessment in TESL 3
TESL 534 Second Language Literacy & Linguistics 3
TESL 535 TESL Methods & Lab 3
TESL 536 TESL Partnerships 3
Total 15

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