Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Undergraduate Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
113 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2676
english@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/english


Description

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language undergraduate certificate immerses students within another culture while at the same time giving them the structure and support that allows them to succeed as a teacher of English. With the world’s growing need for individuals who speak English, the demand for people who can teach the English language has grown rapidly over the past few decades.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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ENG 31001FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR 3
ENG 31003LINGUISTICS 3
ENG 31007PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 3
ENG 31008GRAMMAR FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3
ENG 41292TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRACTICUM (ELR) 6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at Kent State.