Teaching English as a Second Language (Graduate Certificate)

The ESL Add-On Licensure program is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that requires students to take courses in linguistics, second language acquisition as well as ESL teaching methodology and strategies appropriate for the ESL classroom.

With a TESOL Graduate Certificate you will gain skills in reading, writing, analyzing, and researching to prepare you for a wide range of careers. The TESOL Graduate Certificate may even take you overseas to teach English as a second language. The certificate can lead to careers in advertising, public relations, marketing, finance, journalism, publishing, editing, technical writing , the arts, or the public or nonprofit sectors.

What Will You Learn?

Fayetteville State University traces its literary roots to Charles Waddell Chesnutt, lawyer, activist, and the first great African American novelist. At the Howard School, as FSU was know then, Chesnutt--the son of a co-founder--rose from pupil to principal. He later began a new chapter in American letters with works such as The Conjure Woman and The House Behind the Cedars. You will learn from faculty--distinguished scholars, experienced editors and award-winning authors--who are building on Chesnutt's legacy.

What Will You Do?

Teach English as a Second Language at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels in private or public schools; in adult education settings; for non-profit organizations (U.S. Peace Corps); be a private tutor or companies in international business settings.