Missouri State (DESE) requirements for the graduate level ESOL Certificate program include 21 hours of coursework in the areas of Theories of Second/Foreign Language Learning, Methods/Techniques of TESOL, Materials/Assessment of TESOL, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Practicum in TESOL, and an elective related to the field. A teacher must also hold a valid teaching certificate in Missouri and show coursework in Teaching Reading in the Content Areas and Psychology of the Exceptional Child.

Core Course Requirements:


TL525 Theories of ESL/EFL Learning (3)
TL530 Practicum for TESOL (3)
TL585 Methods of Techniques of TESOL (3)
TL625 Materials Development & Assessment Tools for TESOL (3)
TL648 Foundations in Linguistics (3)
SE641 Teaching in a Multicultural Society (3)
EN686 Sociolinguistics (3)
TL610 Developing Intercultural Awareness & Competence (3)
TL604 Workshop (3)
3 Hour Elective

DESE Certification Requirements