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Policy Statement - 77-05 Teaching English as a Second Language, Proposal for a Certificate Program in

NUMBER: 77-05
FILE: Certificate

SUBJECT: Proposal For A Certificate Program In Teaching English As A Second Language

The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of December 2, 1976, and approved by the President on

December 13, 1976, is as follows:


The certificate program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is open to students from any field who desire training for teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program is open to undergraduate or graduate students.

Admission to the program is through application to the Department of English.

Requirements for the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

1. A Bachelor's degree with an approved major. (The certificate may be completed prior to the completion of the B.A. requirements or while in the process of completing graduate work.)

2. Twenty units selected from the areas listed below, chosen in consultation with an advisor, and determined by class level and student objectives: One course in general English linguistics English 325 (not required of students with previous linguistic training in the United States)

One course in English phonology
English 420 or 525

One course in English morphology and syntax
English 421 or 620

Two courses in applied English linguistics
English 428, 429, 498, or 528

Electives to complete the 20 units
English 310, 423, 426, 497, 498 (Linguistic topics only), 499 (Linguistic topics only), 528, 620, 697 (Linguistic topics only), or otter courses from those listed above

3. Internship. Ninety hours of teaching or tutoring English as a Second Language, including at least 45 hours on the CSULB Campus. Application for the internship is a separate process from application for admission to the certificate program, though the two may be done at the same time. Guidelines governing the remuneration or academic credit which may be received through the internship are available from the English Department.

Effective Date: September 1, 1977