Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This certificate program prepares individuals for entry and advancement within the profession of TESOL as English language teachers. Through nineteen (19) credit hours, students will be introduced to various concepts of what teaching English to speakers of other languages entails. Courses within the program cover how to incorporate dynamic and interactive teaching methods into the lesson plans, how adults acquire a second language, the characteristics of English language learners and factors impacting learning outcomes and teaching best practices with the inclusion of classroom observations and hands-on experience. Students who successfully complete this certification program are eligible and certified to domestically teach English to speakers of other languages at community organizations, such as Kentucky Refugee Ministries, or internationally teach English to speakers of other languages via programs, such as TaLK.