Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

The TESOL Certificate program is open to matriculated (degree-seeking) Plymouth State University students and to continuing education students. The Certificate does not provide New Hampshire K-12 ESOL certification.

Continuing education students submit an application, including an essay and a $25 application fee, to the Admissions Office. An official secondary school transcript with date of graduation or a satisfactory secondary school equivalency certificate (GED) is also submitted to the Admissions Office. Official transcripts of all post-secondary work attempted are required. A maximum of two courses could be transferred in to fulfill Certificate requirements. Applications are processed by the Admission Office and the Department Chair or designee. Transfer credits are processed by the Admissions Office.

Certificate courses are offered in a sequence beginning with Language Acquisition (LLDI 2950), which must be taken first. Anyone earning the Certificate could apply the credits earned in the Certificate toward a degree at Plymouth State University. The Department Chair or designee provides advising.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in the Certificate is required. Completion of all requirements is determined by the Degree Auditor. Transcripts stating completion of the Certificate are issued by the Registrar’s Office.

Completing the TESOL Certificate does not equal completion of State certification/endorsement in TESOL K-12.

Students in these Certificate programs may be eligible for federal financial aid. Students should contact the Financial Aid Team for more information. Please visit: plymouth.edu/finaid.

Course Title Credits
Certificate Requirements
LIDI 2950Language Acquisition (SIDI)3
TE 3300Foundations of Multilingual Multicultural Studies (DICO)3
TE 4100TESOL Methods and Practice 14
TE 4300Literacy in Language Learning3
TE 4820Language Assessment3
Total Credits16

TESOL Gainful Employment Disclosure can be found here.