TESOL Certificate – Undergraduate

To recognize the significance of the training received, a certificate is granted to those who complete 18 credits of prescribed TESOL coursework with a grade of "C" or higher. Sixteen of these credits must be completed at Biola University. While the Biola undergraduate certificate in TESOL does not have the same coverage as the graduate certificate, it should be noted that it requires much more than the typical entry level certificate and, as such, qualifies its holders for work in many institutions in the United States and abroad.

Students interested in TESOL training may note that there is an unregulated market for a wide range of "certificates." While Biola University-issued TESOL certificates are for year-long programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the department can also prepare certificates of completion for students who complete one or more courses. These certificates specify number of contact hours and topics covered.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
INAL 300Introduction to Language and Linguistics3
or INAL 313 Language and Culture Learning
or INCS 310 General Linguistics
or ENGL 351 General English Linguistics
INTE 309Grammar for English Teachers3
INTE 421Introduction to TESOL: Adult3
or ENGL 353 Introduction to TESOL: Adult
INTE 427Materials Evaluation and Preparation3
INTE 433Ethics, Values, and Intercultural Communication for TESOL Professionals3
INTE 492Practicum in TESOL I3
Total Credits18