Certificate in TESOL
A Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is offered to Graduate, Undergraduate with at least Junior standing, or Special students (who have completed an undergraduate degree) who wish to teach English as a foreign or second language, normally in positions abroad.
- Complete a 21-credit program of prescribed upper-division courses, including a practicum
- Maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0
- If a native speaker of English, satisfactorily complete at least four college-level terms (or the equivalent) of a modern foreign language, including its spoken form
- Demonstrate English proficiency of spoken and written English commensurate with the role of language model. Nonnative English speakers must have a score of at least 50 on the TSE or SPEAK test.
This certificate records a course of study at UW-Madison; it is not necessarily equivalent to professional certification by other bodies, such as the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.