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The WRD department offers a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, which may be completed by students in an existing DePaul graduate program or by students who wish to complete only the Certificate. Made up of courses in the programs of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, Bilingual-Bicultural Education, and Modern Languages, the Certificate prepares students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners in the United States or abroad. The Certificate may also be attractive to faculty at non-U.S. institutions who wish to come to the U.S. for education in working with second language learners.
Certificate students who are concurrently completing a graduate
degree program at DePaul must work with the Graduate Director of their
program’s department to determine whether courses taken for the TESOL
Certificate may be counted toward their Master’s degree requirements.
Students completing the Master’s in Bilingual-Bicultural Education
can complete the Certificate program by taking their Theory and
Sociolinguistics courses in BBE and their Methods and Language Structure
courses in WRD; they would need to complete all requirements for the
BBE program to receive the Master’s degree.
Applications are accepted at any time, and students may begin the program at the start of any academic quarter. The program is open to both non-degree seeking students and students concurrently enrolled in a DePaul graduate degree program. All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. To apply to the program, prospective students must submit the following materials:
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