For Graduate Students: Enrollment in any one of the required certificate courses along with enrollment in a graduate degree program at UW-Madison.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
- Student Status. Enrollment in any one of the required certificate courses along with enrollment in a graduate degree program at UW-Madison.
- Foreign Language. Satisfactorily complete at least four college-level terms (or the equivalent, such as 4 years in high school) of a modern foreign language, including its spoken form. For non-native English speakers, English is considered the foreign language.
- Demonstrate English proficiency of spoken and written English commensurate with the role of language model. Nonnative English speakers must have a score of at least:
- 50 on the SPEAK test or
- 26 on the iBt speaking section, with an overall score of 100 on the iBt or
- 600 on the paper version of TOEFL or
- 7 on IELTS.
Graduate students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor or graduate/professional certificate. To apply to this minor or certificate, log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change Programs. Select the information for the doctoral minor or graduate/professional certificate for which you are applying.
Prerequisite Courses – can be taken any time
- English 314 Structure of English
- English 315 English Phonology
- English 318 Second Language Acquisition
Courses on Social Perspectives on English (One of the following four courses)
- English 316 English Language Variation in the U.S.
- English 414 Global Spread of English
- English 416 English in Society
- English 319* 3 cr. Language, Race, and Identity
*Students who completed English 319 can request for an exception in DARs to fulfil the Social Perspective requirement. Please send all exception requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required TESOL Graduate Certificate courses listed below must be taken for graduate credit
TESOL Foundation Course
- English 415 Introduction to TESOL Methods – must precede English 515 and 613-618.
Courses on Second Language Teaching
- English 515 Techniques and Materials for TESOL
- English 613-618 Choice among (3) one-credit TESOL Workshops