ESOL Instructor Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications for ESOL Instructors:

Master’s degree in TESOL from an accredited institution,

OR

Master’s degree in related field (such as foreign language, linguistics, speech, anthropology, English, adult education, intercultural communication, international studies or other fields upon SAC approval) PLUS proficiency in a foreign language and a TESOL certificate or substantial (40 quarter hours or 30 semester hours) coursework at the 400 level or higher in TESOL methodology from an accredited institution. TESOL certificate or course work must include the study of linguistics, language acquisition theory, and language teaching methodology. K-12 ELL endorsement is not an appropriate equivalent to or substitute for a TESOL certificate

OR

Master’s degree in a related field (such as foreign language, linguistics, speech, anthropology, English, adult education, intercultural communication, international studies or other fields upon SAC approval) PLUS proficiency in a foreign language and five years experience in an adult ESL classroom teaching a variety of skills and levels (pre-literate to college) to students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the above, the candidate has at least two years of experience teaching a college-level English curriculum to speakers of other languages.

 

 

Approved: April 2011

 

Qualifications for ESL prior to April 2011

Qualifications for ENNL prior to April 2011