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Program/Degree
Teach Eng Second/Foreign Lang (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

As English has become the world’s premier international language, English teachers are in demand all over the world. Most in demand are college graduates with degrees in English, Linguistics, or other humanities or social sciences, with additional preparation in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

The University of Arizona English Applied Linguistics Program in the English Department offers a 15 credit hour, five course Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Research and Practice. The certificate can be completed in two or three semesters on campus, or in five 7-week sessions online (10 months), run through UA Online (http://uaonline.arizona.edu/program/teaching-english-secondforeign-language-cert).  

Admission requirements are a completed Bachelor’s Degree with a final GPA of 3.0/4.0, a one-page statement of purpose addressing reasons for pursuing the certificate, and for international students (non-native speakers of English), either an IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 80.

The certificate requires 15 credit hours, comprised of 1) Linguistics and Grammar for TESOL (English 506) 2) Culture for TESL (English 620), 3) Introduction to TESOL Methods (English 555), 4) Advanced Methods for TESOL (English 613), and 5) an elective focusing on Technology and English Teaching (English 589),  Second Language Writing, or Second Language Learning Research. Of the electives, only Technology and English Teaching is available online. Course descriptions are on the website. (http://english.arizona.edu/gradcertintesl).

All five courses (15 credits) are accredited graduate courses and will transfer to the UA MATESL (http://english.arizona.edu/matesl) and other degrees at UA or other universities. Admission to the MATESL is separate, but students who complete the Certificate with a GPA of 3.5/4.0 will receive preferential consideration for admission to the MA.

Prospective students interested in learning more should visit the website (http://english.arizona.edu/gradcertintesl), which offers answers to frequently asked questions. Additional questions can be directed to Program Administrative Assistant Marcia Simon (SBS-gradcertintesl@email.arizona.edu) or Program Director Associate Professor Jonathon Reinhardt (jonrein@email.arizona.edu).

Please see the website for more information:  https://english.arizona.edu/graduate-certificate-teaching-english-secondforeign-language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

English -

Department of English Graduate Studies

The English Department maintains four degree-granting graduate programs:

  • Literature (MA and PhD) 
  • Creative Writing (MFA) 
  • Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, known as RCTE (MA and PhD) 
  • English Applied Linguistics, known as EAL (MA in TESL, with ties to the PhD in SLAT)

Each of these programs is separately administered and has a separate application procedure. In general (some programs may make exceptions or have a different deadline) applications are due in early January (for matriculation the following August). Admissions are highly selective. The department therefore urges prospective applicants to confer, by early autumn at the latest, with the Director of the individual program in which they are interested.

To access the landing page for an individual program, click on its name below. On these pages you will find contact information for each program, as well as information about graduate study in the department.

General MA

The Department also offers a General MA, a flexible program that includes curricula from Literature, RCTE, and EAL.

Additional Resources

English Graduate Union (EGU), represents all English graduate students 

Financial Opportunities: please email program assistant for information regarding financial support available to graduate students in the Department of English.

Tenney Nathanson
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English 

 
College
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Marcia L Simon
520-621-1358
Graduate Program Coordinator
Marcia L Simon
520-621-1358
Director of Graduate Studies
Jonathon S Reinhardt
520-621-7395
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements are a completed Bachelor’s Degree with a final GPA of 3.0/4.0, a one-page statement of purpose addressing reasons for pursuing the certificate, and for international students (non-native speakers of English), either an IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 80.  

All five courses (15 credits) are accredited graduate courses and will transfer to the UA MATESL and other degrees at UA or other universities. Admission to the MATESL is separate, but students who complete the Certificate with a GPA of 3.5/4.0 will receive preferential consideration for admission to the MA. 

Interested students should contact Dr. Jon Reinhardt at jonrein@email.arizona.edu for more information.

Students interested in the on campus degree should apply through the Graduate College application website and specify whether they are applying to the online or the on campus Certificate. A $85 fee is required.

 
Standardized Tests

For international students (non-native speakers of English), either an IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 80.  

 
Financial Aid

We do not offer departmental financial aid.

 
Admissions Deadlines

For Fall on main campus applicants, the deadline for receipt of all application materials is July 15. For Summer online applicants, the deadline is April 30.

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
https://english.arizona.edu/literature-handbook  
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Last revised 07 Jun 2017