Beginning in summer 2016, the University of Southern Indiana will offer certification courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Cultural Awareness Training (CAT). These certifications can be completed by undergraduate and graduate students and count for academic credit towards a degree.
Students who complete one or more certifications as undergraduates can apply these credits towards obtaining the Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy and Culture degree.
Certifications also are offered to non-degree seeking students and working professionals who want to complete the courses for professional development. Certification programs accommodate alternative modes of delivery based on company needs, time frames and number of participants and may be offered on location, on campus or via Skype. Meeting times can be arranged to include weekends and evening sessions. Contact Dr. David Hitchcock by email, or call 812-461-5380 for more information.
These courses are offered during the summer term only.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification offers educational skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages at home and abroad. The course offers:
The 6-credit course is offered over the course of one month during the summer term.
Undergraduate students enroll in WLC 423, while graduate students enroll in WLC 523.
Undergraduate Student Requirements
Undergraduate students wishing to obtain TESOL certification must meet the following requirements prior to enrolling in the course:
The 3-credit course is offered during the spring term.
Undergraduate students enroll in WLC 422, and graduate students enroll in WLC 522.