The TESOL Program acquaints students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language. The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is open to any qualified Wright State graduate student, regardless of program. It is available to nondegree students and to students in the English M.A. program in Literature or in Composition and Rhetoric, as well as the Master of Humanities program.
A grade of B or better in an upper-division introductory linguistics course taken within the last five years is the only prerequisite to the certificate program. Students may fulfill this requirement by taking either ENG 4710 or ENG 6710 (Introduction to Linguistics) before beginning the certificate program or during the fall semester in conjunction with fall semester courses.
In order to be admitted into the program, nonnative speakers of English must obtain a TOEFL IBT score of 100, IELTS 7.5, PTE 68 or satisfactory completion of LEAP Level 4 TOEFL substitution. Students will be tested upon beginning the program and may be required to take ESL courses to improve their English skills.