Requirements for the certificate in teaching English as a second language
Students may earn a certificate in teaching English as a second language (TESL) by completing the courses listed below. In all cases a student must complete 12 credits in linguistics courses at OU and must satisfy the Practicum Eligibility requirement to obtain the certificate. Students interested in this certificate should contact an adviser in the Department of Linguistics.
Eligibility for the practicum (ALS 4960) requires completion of ALS 4418 with a grade of 3.0 or higher. Non-native speakers of English, in addition, must satisfactorily complete an oral and written examination of English.