TESOL GC Program Requirements

Language Requirement:

  • Students whose first language is English must have a minimum of two consecutive years of high school foreign language study or one year of college-level foreign language study or an equivalent. This requirement may be met in residence, but courses taken to fulfill it will not count toward the certificate.
  • Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 to be admitted to the program.

Coursework Requirement:

  • 18-19 credits for non-licensure track
  • 24 credits for licensure-preparation track
    • Please note that transcripts of applicants pursuing K-12 ESL licensure will be evaluated by the College of Education to determine if current professional education requirements have been met. Additional coursework may be required.