Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Second Language Instruction certificate is designed for national and international in-service teachers who work with students learning English as a second or foreign language at elementary, secondary, university, or adult education programs. It includes training in theoretical and applied linguistics, second language teaching methodology, and the cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, and assessment.

This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University.  


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate in Second Language Instruction must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction

Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (12 credit hours)
Choose all from:
BESL 5301 Applied Linguistics for Classroom Teachers 3
BESL 5302 Social, Cultural and Language Influences on Learning 3
BESL 5303 Teaching ESL: Oral Language Communication
BESL 5304 Second Language Acquisition and Development  3
Total 12


Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (BESL)

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