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Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate in Applied Linguistics

The courses listed below meet the requirements for the certificate.
Core Courses (3 credits):
Students must take at least 3 credits of the following; choose one course:

  • TSL 5371 Methods of TESL
  • LIN 5700 Applied Linguistics
  • LIN 6730 Second Language Acquisition
  • TSL 5525 Cross-Cultural Issues in ESL

Additional Requirements (6 credits):
Students must choose from the following courses for the remaining 6 credits (courses from the core courses can also be used to fulfil the remaining 6 credits):

  • TSL 5440 Language Testing
  • LIN 6081 Intro to Graduate Studies in Linguistics
  • LIN 6675 Grammatical Structure of American English
  • TSL 5372 ESL Curriculum and Instruction
  • LIN 6601 Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 6722 Writing in SLA
  • LIN 6932 Selected Topics (Discourse Analysis, Researching and Teaching Pronunciation, Pragmatics for Language Teachers, etc.)

If you would like advising and course planning, contact the MA Program Director – Dr. Nicole Tracy-Ventura. The email address is