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University Catalog 2013-2014 
University Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate Program in English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)

This postbaccalaureate credit certificate program is designed to prepare students to teach English as a second language (ESL) in post-secondary settings in the U.S. or to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad. Specifically, the program is designed for (A) students who hold a master’s degree in a discipline other than ESL or applied linguistics and wish to be certified to teach ESL in a community college or university and (B) students who plan to teach EFL abroad.

Admission to the Program

Apply for formal admission to the program through the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education.

Requirements for the Certificate (minimum 32 units)

In addition to course requirements, a passing grade for UNIV 400, Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), is required for issuance of the certificate. A minimum B (3.0) grade point average is required in all course work on the program. Refer to the Graduate  and Postbaccalaureate Study chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: English as a Second/Foreign Language
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Teachers of English as a Second Language; SOC Code 25-3011;

On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (four quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.