Contact: Trish Skillman, Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education TESOL program director, at Trish.Skillman@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3336.
BELLINGHAM − Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate program will hold an information session on Monday, April 22 in Miller Hall room 139 on Western's campus at 4 p.m., and on Monday, April 29 at 5 p.m. online at www.wwu.edu/tesol.
Community members and college students are welcome to apply to the program as formal admission to Western is not required.
A Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate demonstrates evidence of in-depth training that opens doors to international, national and local opportunities.
Western’s TESOL certificate program focuses on preparing students to teach internationally and with adult populations within the United States.
Students enrolled in Western’s TESOL certificate program will have the option of taking courses online only, in classrooms on Western’s campus, a combination of online and in-person classes, and through intensive summer programs in Bellingham and Mexico.
To earn a TESOL certificate, students must complete the 27 credits of TESOL track coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7 and demonstrate study of another culture and the equivalent of one year of college-level foreign language study. Undergraduates can declare a TESOL minor after they have met these requirements.
If anyone is interested in trying TESOL classes before applying to the program, students may receive override codes for TESL 401 this summer (CRN31332) and TESL 410 this fall (CRN43993) before making a commitment to pursue a TESOL certificate or minor. To request an override, please email Trish.Skillman@wwu.edu with “TESL Override Request” in the subject line.