TESOL Certificate

A TESOL certificate is only available to full-time University of Tampa students. The certificate is widely accepted as academic and practical preparation in the teaching of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL). (This should not be confused with state teacher certification necessary to teach in public schools.) Students who pursue the TESOL certificate would be interested in living, teaching and traveling abroad after graduation. For more specific information, see Mark Putnam, Associate Professor of English.

Degree Requirements

Required coursework for a TESOL Certificate at UT:

ENG 205Advanced English Grammar


ENG 343Approaches to TESOL and Teaching Second and Foreign Languages


ENG 443The Supervised Practicum in TESOL


Total Credit Hours:12


Other requirements:

A 3.0 GPA in courses listed/strongly suggested, at least one semester in a foreign language.

Total Credit Hours: 12