Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) Graduate Certificate

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Admissions Requirements:

In order to have the certificate notation applied to a student's transcript, the student must apply for admission to the certificate program through the Graduate School.

  • An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  • GPA of 3.0 or better, on a 4.00 point scale, from the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress.
  • TOEFL for international students: 80; or CIE assessment;
  • Chinese language proficiency evidence by:
    • Native speaker of Chinese; or
    • A degree related to Chinese language and culture; or
    • Passing score of state recognized test: Praxis, NES

Certificate Requirements — 15 Credits


ECLD 592Second Language Acquisition Theory


ECLD 594Foundations of Language and Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Educators


FL 541Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in K-12


ECLD 605Seminar in Multilingual Teaching and Learning


EDFE 501Practicum

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Appropriate elective approved by the program coordinator/advisor


A "B-" grade or above in each of the course and an overall GPA of 3.00 or above must be achieved to earn the CSL Teaching Certificate.