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Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

The university offers a variety of programs leading to a certificate of competency in special areas. Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies, or produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline), or provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Courses offered for the certificate may be the same ones used to satisfy major, minor, credential or general education requirements. In order to qualify for a certificate, undergraduate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.0 ('C') or better in applicable course work. Post-baccalaureate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.5. Standards for individual programs may exceed this minimum. Candidates must also receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Admission to the Program

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language allows students to gain expertise in this area of teaching and is often a necessary qualification for teaching English as a foreign language overseas and for teaching English as a second language in intensive language programs in the United States.  

Requirements:

  1. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate upper-division coursework.

Certificate Requirements

Course Number Course Title Units
ENG 3110 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 3220 English Grammar  3
ENG 6260 TESL Methods 3
Three (3) units chosen from:   3
ENG 5240 Sociolinguistics  
ENG 5260 English Phonetics and Phonology  
ENG 6150 Discourse, Cognition, and Society  
Three (3) units chosen from:   3
ENG 5230 Grammar and Discourse  
ENG 5270 Studies in Language and Linguistics  
ENG 6050 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics & TESL  
Three (3) units chosen from:   3
ENG 3320 Second Language Acquisition  
ENG 6190 Multilingualism and Second Langauage Acquisition  
     
Total:   18

Department of English, UH-334, (909) 537-5824.


Important Dates & Deadlines
Semester Term Dates Registration Late Fee Implemented Final Day to Register and Pay (Census)

Spring

2021

1/25/2021 - 6/13/2021 11/23/2021 12/14/2021 2/22/2021

Summer Session 1

2021

6/02/2021 - 7/07/2021 04/30/2021 - 05/14/2021 05/17/2021 06/10/2021

Summer Session 2

2021

07/08/2021 - 08/11/2021 04/30/2021 - 05/14/2021 05/17/2021 07/19/2021
Summer Session 2021 Full Session 06/02/2021 - 08/09/2021 04/30/2021 - 05/14/2021 05/17/2021 06/22/2021
Fall 2021 08/23/2021 - 12/03/2021 05/14/2021 06/28/2021 09/20/2021
  • Students are not enrolled until the College of Extended and Global Education has received a signed registration form and applicable fees have been paid.
  • Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Registration forms can be submitted to the College of Extended and Global Education windows in the Center for Global Innovation - Room 301B.
  • Late fees are $25 per class.
  • Census is the final day to register and pay fees. Students must use the Petition process to register after this date. Census is also the last day for students to withdraw from classes without record and receive a 65% refund (at no time are 100% refunds issued).
  • After Census, refunds for dropped classes are no longer issued. Withdrawals after this date will be permissible only for serious and compelling reasons, such as serious illness or accident, and students will receive a 'Withdrawal' on their records. Documentation is required for these exceptions.

 

Additional fees may be charged for courses that offer laboratory work or individual tutorial instructions.

*Important Student Fees Information: The College of Extended and Global Education makes every effort to keep student's costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased to meet the operating costs of delivering continuing education courses and programs. Therefore, the College of Extended and Global Education reserves the right to increase or modify fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular quarter has begun. All College of Extended and Global Education fees are subject to change.

Certificate Process

Steps and procedures for non-degree seeking students

  1. Select your desired Certificate Program.
  2. Complete a preliminary application on the College of Extended and Global Education (CEGE) website.
  3. Anticipate contact from the College to which you are applying.
  4. Submit your official transcript to the College for review. For CSUSB graduates, a transcript is not required.
  5. Upon acceptance of the Certificate Program, the College will provide you with the Graduate Certificate Open University Registration Form and a Program Plan.
  6. Return the approved forms to the College of Extended and Global Education with the registration fees. Full payment for the first quarter is due at the time of registration.
  7. For enrollment into subsequent courses, you must contact the College of Extended and Global Education Graduate Certificate Coordinator for registration.
  8. No later than the last term of certificate-applicable study, you must submit an Application for Certificate Programs along with the application fee with the Office of the Registrar,  

Application for Certificate Programs

 

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Certificate Completion

No later than the last term of certificate-applicable study, you must submit an Application for Certificate Programs form along with the application fee with the Office of Registrar, Application for Certificate Programs.

 


* Fees are subject to change