Teaching English opens doors for your students from other cultures as they learn and succeed beyond your classroom.
Embrace your passion for language with our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certificate. Offered fully online, our 18-hour program prepares you to teach English to bilingual and multilingual learners. Earning your TESOL certificate opens doors to education and more. Our program fulfills the SACS requirements, allowing you to teach on the collegiate level. This certificate is ideal for those who currently hold a master's degree or are in the process of completing one. If you are not currently a graduate student at A&M-Commerce, our master's degree in Applied Linguistics may be the better path for you. Become a language teacher and make your impact today!
Where It Is Offered
Foreign LanguageNo foreign language credits required
An advanced survey of linguistics covering phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
This course focuses on the various aspects of human behavior and sociocultural interaction that affect language structure, use, learning, and acquisition. Topics discussed include sociolinguistic methodology, interactional sociolinguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, language and gender and language and ethnicity.
A survey of the cognitive, affective and developmental constraints on language acquisition and use. Topics include multilingualism; language, mind and brain; language processing and comprehension; first and second language acquisition; and research tools.
Teaching English as a Second/Other Language Methods IENG 557
This course focuses on the linguistic, psychological, and socio-cultural foundations for teaching English to native speakers of other languages. It surveys historical as well as current trends in the methods and materials of ESL, of language testing, and of language-program evaluation.
Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
Select “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate” as your “Major.”
Pay the $50 application fee.
Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.
After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.
Step 2. Submit Documents
Submit the following document after you receive an application confirmation email.
Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.
All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.
We accepts evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.
If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.
If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Attn: Graduate School PO Box 3011 Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status
Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.