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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The TESOL Graduate Certificate is intended for individuals who are not P-12 teachers and want to teach in language institutes, either domestically or abroad. The Certificate requires a minimum of 16 hours consisting of five English courses, which involves field experience in Bowling Green conducted during the final semester:

Other requirements include a portfolio of student work and completion of 6 hours of one foreign language or the language requirements of the WKU Colonnade Program. Students must have taken one linguistics class in appropriate area – for example, ENG 104ENG 302ENG 204, or an approved equivalent – before taking ENG 407G. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to receive the Certificate.

Program Information


To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Graduate Certificate in TESOL, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

For more information about the program, fill out the form below.


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 Last Modified 4/14/23