Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction

Program Description | Admission | Certificate RequirementsCourses


Program Description

The Second Language Instruction certificate is designed for national and international in-service teachers who work with students learning English as a second or foreign language at elementary, secondary, university, or adult education programs. It includes training in theoretical and applied linguistics, second language teaching methodology, and the cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, and assessment.


This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University.  


Admissions

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate in Second Language Instruction must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution

Certificate Requirements

 

Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Specified
Courses
Choose all from:
BESL 5301 <BESL 565> Applied Linguistics for Classroom Teachers
BESL 5302 <BESL 571> Social, Cultural and Language

BESL 5303 <BESL 574> Teaching ESL: Oral Language Communication
BESL 5304 <BESL 577> Language Acquisition/Development for Bilingual and ESL Programs
12
TOTAL
12

 


Courses

Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (BESL)

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