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Program Information

Seattle University TESOL Certificate program on MSU Billings campus is a Four Week Intensive Program (12 Credits). It is designed for individuals who are able to study full-time for one month. Course dates will be September 10 - October 5, 2012. The Seattle University Post-Baccalaureate TESOL Certificate program is composed of a group of four classes as shown below. For more detailed information about the partnership and the program please click here.

The four-week intensive program consists of these classes, totaling 12 credits

Courses Credit (12)
EPDES 930 TESOL Theory and Application 3
EPDES 931 Methods of Language Acquisition 3
EPDES 932 Teaching Grammar to ESOL Students 3
EPDES 9323 Materials Selection and Development in TESOL 3

Is Intensive Right for Me?

When considering an Intensive format, thinking about the following statements may help you determine if this format suits you:

I am...

  • in good mental and physical health.
  • able to work effectively in group situations.
  • able to meet or communicate with classmates after class hours as needed.
  • able to attend evening observations as required.
  • able to commit to the full (one week, two week, or four week) schedule, which requires being in class from 9:00 am -3:00pm Monday-Friday
  • able to remain calm under pressure and handle stressful situations in a professional manner.
  • able to handle a fast-paced environment.

I have...

  • good organizational skills (including time management).
  • the support of my family and/or friends.
  • basic computer skills (word processing, email, and internet) and daily access to a computer and printer for writing and printing assignments. (computers/printers not available at S-TESL)
  • daily access to telephone, internet, and email as needed to communicate with the school, instructor and classmates.

I understand that...

  • I cannot be working, or taking any other classes, during the time I intend to study in an intensive class
  • there are from three to six hours of required homework each day (including weekends).
  • there are many working lunches which require me to come to class prepared for the day and that require me to stay on-site during lunch.
  • there is weekend homework, some of which may require group-work.
  • there are pre-class assignments due the first day of intensive classes.  I understand that I must be able to purchase my textbooks and course packets  (as needed) at S-TESL prior to class.  In addition, the one and two week intensives may require homework the weekend after class.

Should you wish to discuss the intensive format in more detail, please email the School of TESL Director, Bernice Ege-Zavala at

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