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TESOL Offerings

Our TESOL programs prepare students to teach English in the U.S and abroad. We offer all TESOL classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Program 1: ESOL Endorsement (12 credits)

The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement prepares students to teach English and/or to help those students from different language backgrounds than English, but it is primarily intended for students who are working toward a P-12 teaching degree or who already have a teaching degree from any institution. The endorsement program requires four courses.

Program 2:TESOL Certificate (18 credits)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate is designed to prepare students to teach English as a second or foreign language, either in the United States or abroad. The Certificate requires six courses.

Program 3:Linguistics Minor (18 credits)

A minor in linguistics may be particularly interesting to students majoring in a foreign language, as well as majors in such fields as English, communication, psychology, computer science, sociology, speech pathology, education, philosophy and anthropology. This minor also gives an introduction to the scientific study of language to those who would like to pursue a graduate study in linguistics or related fields.

Students can consult the course catalog to learn about current course offerings:


  • Current CSU students should send an email to indicating the specific program they are interested in and what courses they are hoping to enroll in. Students are invited to consult the course catalog first.
  • Students who have not attended CSU will fill out an application form, pay a $50 application fee, and provide transcripts.
  • CSU alumni should also fill out an application form, but they are not required to pay an application fee.

For additional information about enrollment, including what application forms to fill out, as well as tuition and fees, students should contact:

Kristin Williams
Phone: 706-507-8800

Program Coordinators

For more information about the TESOL certificate or ESOL endorsement, please send an e-mail to

Faculty Program Coordinators:

Dr. Kyongseon Jeon
Dept. of English

Dr. Carolina Pelaez-Morales
Dept. of English