About the Program

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston offers two certificate programs in the ESOL field:

  • Certificate I: provides new ESOL teachers with a solid foundation with which to enter the classroom.*
  • Certificate II: builds upon the foundation established in the Certificate I program.

*South Carolina public school teachers must already be certified in another content area in order to add-on ESOL licensure. No such requirement is needed for teaching overseas, or for teaching adults.

Interim Program Director
Emily Beck
College of Charleston
Department of Teacher Education
843.953.5412
becke@cofc.edu

To learn more about this program, visit the College of Charleston’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages page.

Admissions Requirements

  • Official college transcripts
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Second Language learning experience as documented by any of the following:
    • Six semester hours in courses in a single second language
    • Intensive language training by the Peace Corps, Foreign Service Institute or the Defense Language Institute.
    • Placement by the language department of an accredited institution in a third-semester level, and demonstration of second-language proficiency as verified in writing by an official designated by the S.C. Department of Education for languages unavailable at accredited institutions.