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Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate may be of interest to students who want to teach English to speakers of other languages. There are two concentrations for this certificate. The first is the Adult Learner concentration which would be used for teaching adult learners or for students abroad. The second concentration is designed for teachers in K-12 who need licensure or an endorsement. Each concentration is a total of 15 credit hours, with the ability to be completed online or traditionally.

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages at ODU like?

This certificate may be of interest to students who want to teach English to speakers of other languages. There are two concentrations for this certificate. The first is the Adult Learner concentration which would be used for teaching adult learners or for students abroad. The second concentration is designed for teachers in K-12 who need licensure or an endorsement. Each concentration is a total of 15 credit hours, with the ability to be completed online or traditionally.

Program Highlights


What makes Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages at ODU unique?

  • Qualifies students to teach English or other languages in various settings in the U.S. and abroad

  • Designed for people who want to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad or teach English as a second language (ESL) in the private sector or in non-governmental organizations (e.g., private language institutes, agencies, and schools, corporate settings, immigrant and refugee centers, etc.)

  • Provides students not only with TESOL pedagogical qualifications, but also with linguistic and cross-cultural expertise relevant to working with speakers of other languages

  • Offers two concentrations: Adult Learner and K-12 Learner

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,660

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

$56,800

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

$72,410

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

$83,330

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

VA public school system and community colleges across the country

Courses


What are some courses offered in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages at ODU?

ENGL 670:
Methods and Materials in TESOL


A practical introduction to methods, materials, and course organization in TESOL |Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The course includes language assessment and teaching language in its cultural context as well as technology-enhanced language teaching.

ENGL 675:
Practicum in TESOL


Supervised practice in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Available to those enrolled in the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL Certificate who have completed core courses. Prerequisites: ENGL 670 and permission of the instructor.

ENGL 677:
Language and Communication Across Cultures


An investigation of how language and cultural differences affect communication. Readings from linguistics, anthropology, and literature address problems of intercultural communication.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

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Location:

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Office:

757-683-4042


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

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International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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