Sixth Year Certificate in TESOL

The Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) in TESOL is designed for certified teachers with an MA in TESOL or Bilingual Education, an MA that included some coursework in TESOL, or an MA in education with additional professional development training  and extensive experience working with language minority populations.

Candidates with an MA in TESOL seeking TESOL PK-12 initial certification must enroll in the Sixth Year Certificate. For certification, they must complete 12 credits of required professional education coursework, 6 credits of supervised teaching or DSAP, and 3 credits of student teaching/DSAP seminar. The additional 9 credits of coursework complete the Sixth Year Certificate.

Candidates seeking to complete their elementary or secondary bilingual education cross-endorsement requirements may complete them as part of their 18 credits of elective credit.

EDUC 6534Theories of Learning3
TSLA 6951Sixth Year Certificate Advanced Research Practicum in TESOL/Bilingual Education3
Select one course in second language curriculum development3
Select six additional courses in an area of concentration and/or approved program electives18
TSLA 6999ACapstone Seminar in Inclusive Language Teaching3
Total Credits30

Note: Candidates seeking the TESOL cross-endorsement may need to complete additional coursework.