Southeast Missouri State University

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.

Required Courses: 15 hours


Choose one of the following:
SE275/EL274 Diversity in American Schools (3)
EN486 Sociolinguistics (3)

Choose one of the following:
EN381 Language Acquisition (3)
TL525 ESFL Learning and Teaching (3)
EX302 Language Development of Exceptional Children (3)

Choose one of the following:
EN378 Grammars of English (3)
UI501 Principles of Language (3)

Choose one of the following:
TL585 Methods & Techniques for Teaching ESOL (3)
EN315 Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners (3)

Choose one of the following:
TL425 Materials & Assessment for ESL Classroom (3)
TL530 Practicum for Teaching ESOL (3)