The Department of English offers undergraduate programs to fit the needs of students with a diverse set of interests. These programs include:
BA in English
Film Studies Minor
Certificate in Business and Technical Communication
Certificate in TESOL [see below]
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The undergraduate certificate in TESOL is designed for students who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The certificate helps prepare professionals planning to teach English as a second language (ESL) in the US or English as a foreign language (EFL) overseas. Applicants seeking admission should be undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study at ECU. Students must earn grades of C or higher in all certificate courses in order to remain in the program and successfully complete it.
The certificate requires 12 s.h. of credit as follows:
1. Core - 6 s.h.
ENGL 4710. Teaching English as a Second Language: Theories and Principles (3) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4740. TESOL Methods (3) (P: ENGL 1200)
2. Electives - 6 s.h.
ENGL 2700. Introduction to Language Studies (3) (F, S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 2710. English Grammar (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 2740. Language in the USA (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3720. Writing Systems of the World (3) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3730. The Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology (3) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3740. The Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics (3) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3750. Introductory Linguistics (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3760. Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians (3) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3770. Language Universals (3) (WI) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 4720. Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers (3)(P: ENGL 4710)
ENGL 4730. Language and Society (3) (S) (P: ENGL 1200)
For additional information about the Department of English’s programs of study, please contact Dr. Marianne Montgomery, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.