The GVSU TESOL Program provides professionals and prospective practitioners with the skills to grow and learn to transform the lives of students and speakers of other languages.
We train practitioners to change the lives of English learners, speakers of other languages, or English as an additional language learners through academic and professional courses. Our teacher candidates and professionals in TESOL are trained to work in various settings through courses that focus on cultural and multicultural issues and competence, educational linguistics, comprehensive assessment tools, interdisciplinary teaching and language teaching methodology theories and practices, technology, and clinical courses. The program is also tailored and can be customized to meet the unique needs of schools and school districts.
Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):
Emphasis Area Courses (21 credits):
Practicum (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits):
Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):
Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):
Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.
ESL Endorsement Requirements
To receive K-12 ESL endorsement, students must complete the full 33-hour TESOL master's program, pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
ESL Endorsement (K-8 or 6-12) Only (24 credits of the following):
Candidates must have an elementary or secondary certification, pass the Michigan Subject Area Test, and maintain a 3.0 GPA