Texas Tech University

Certificate in Teaching English in International Contexts (TEIC)

The Certificate in Teaching English in International Contexts (TEIC) is an advanced certificate available to any student at Texas Tech enrolled in any graduate program who is considering teaching outside the United States. Students may begin taking graduate courses for the certificate during their last semester of undergraduate study if they have a GPA of 3.0 or above and are within 12 hours of graduation.

Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate

  • LING 5312: Linguistics for Educators (CMLL 5307)
  • LING 5322: Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language Teaching
  • LING 5328: Teaching English in International Contexts

In addition, students must choose two (2) of the following

  • LING 5325: Technology in Second Language Teaching
  • LING 5320: Second Language Writing
  • LING 5327: Second Language Curriculum Design
  • LING 5340: Second Language Testing (CMLL 5305)
  • LING 5382: Seminar in Second Language Instruction (CMLL 5301), when topic is on skill development. See advisor for approval.

For additional information contact the certificate advisor Dr. Greta Gorsuch.