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The TESOL Certificate through TCU’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies

For TCU undergraduates, the TESOL Certificate is interdisciplinary and far exceeds the high standards of international TESOL for such a Certificate.

Job opportunities teaching English with a TESOL Certificate and a Bachelor’s degree are noted here.

The Certificate and its courses are described here: TCU’s Courses and Certificate in TESOL

The approved course list is here: TESOL Certificate approved course list (224 course options across the TCU disciplines)

To find the course schedule to register, go here.

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The Intensive English Program

The courses are Spoken English and Written English. They meet twenty hours each week total. From August to December and from January to May, the courses run 16 weeks. From May to July, they run 8 weeks.

In each course, students are placed into one of three levels (or groups) according to measured proficiency (or academic success). A course group consists of at least five students and never more than fifteen.

The courses are for non-degree credits and are recorded on the official TCU transcript. However, when both courses are passed with a grade of at least B after a 16-week semester, they are counted for 3 undergraduate degree program “elective” credits once the TCU student in the IEP is admitted to the Bachelor’s degree program and commences her or his first semester. Furthermore, the advanced level Spoken English course and the advanced level Written English course satisfy the TCU core requirements of Written Competency and Spoken Competency for the TCU Bachelor’s degree program.