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Graduate Certificates

The Department of World Languages and Linguistics offers Graduate Certificates in Linguistics, Spanish, and TESOL.


 Graduate Certificate in Linguistics

 The Graduate Certificate in Linguistics is a 12-hour program that provides students with foundational knowledge in the science of human language: what is the nature of human linguistic knowledge, how is that knowledge acquired, and how does human linguistic behavior make use of such knowledge? The program offers a possibility to build the knowledge of phonological or syntactic theory, and to expand into the study of language in use, cognitive foundations of language, language typology or the description of the world’s languages. The Certificate is open to anyone eligible to take graduate courses, including non-degree seeking students. While the Certificate integrates well with our M.A. programs in TESOL and Spanish, it also opens the door for students in other fields that intersect with the study of Linguistics (e.g., English, Speech Pathology, Education, Computer Science, and others) to enhance their graduate studies.

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Graduate Certificate in Spanish

 The Graduate Certificate in Spanish is a 12-hour program that builds the knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture. The Certificate is open to anyone eligible to take graduate courses, including non-degree seeking students. While the Certificate integrates well with our M.A. programs in TESOL and Linguistics, it also opens the door for students in other fields (e.g., Education, History, Political Science, and others) to enhance their graduate studies. Additionally, members of the community can also take advantage of the program, including K-12 teachers, who need continuing education credits or who are interested in earning additional qualifications. The Spanish certificate may also be of interest to students who would like to teach Spanish at the community college level. 

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 Graduate Certificate in TESOL

 The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a 12-hour program designed for students interested in gaining foundational knowledge in second language acquisition theory and its relationship to language teaching and pedagogy. The Certificate is open to anyone eligible to take graduate courses, including non-degree seeking students. While the Certificate integrates well with our M.A. programs in Linguistics and Spanish, it also opens the door for students in other graduate fields that intersect with the study of TESOL (e.g., English, Education, Speech Pathology, and others) to enhance their graduate education.  Additionally, it may be of interest to members of the community, such as K-12 teachers, who need continuing education credits or who are interested in earning additional qualifications, or to students who would like to teach English overseas.

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