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Certificate Programs

A variety of certificate programs are offered through TWU Extension. Delivered at non-traditional times, formats, and locations, these programs are developed for the adult and non-traditional learner. Certificate programs feature laddering options to ensure smooth transition into bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. Completion requirements and standards may vary by program. Visit www.twu.ca/extension for more information.

Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program

TESOL is a comprehensive university-accredited program that includes the following core components:

  • principles of teaching language
  • knowledge of the English language
  • cross-cultural communications
  • experience in the ESL/EFL classroom

 

The TWU TESOL program is designed for

  • Post-degree students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and would like to add a TESOL certificate
  • Pre-degree students who may or may not wish to apply the credits toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Current students wishing to pursue a TESOL emphasis in their undergraduate program at TWU or in partnering institutions
  • Current teachers in the public or private education field who wish to add a TESOL specialization
  • International students or teachers who have met TWU’s language requirements
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    There are three certificate options to choose from

    1. TESOL Certificate (full) 26 credits provides a thorough understanding of English language teaching for today’s world. This certificate qualifies for TESL Canada Standard II.
    2. Certificate in Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (short) 10 credits gives a foundation in teaching English locally or abroad.
    3. Certificate in TESOL Tutoring (short) 10 credits presents how how tutoring can be used for work or ministry.

     

    See Linguistics section of this Calendar for information on a minor in TESOL.


    1. TESOL (full) Certificate requires the successful completion of 26 semester hours:

      LING 210 (2) - Language and Society
      LING 268 (3) - Introduction to TESOL
      LING 301 (1) - TESOL Volunteer Practicum
      LING 302 (3) - Cross-Cultural Communication (or LING 481)
      LING 305 (3) - The Grammar of English for TESOL
      LING 306 (3) - The Sound System of English
      LING 410 (3) - Teaching Listening and Speaking
      LING 420 (3) - Teaching Reading and Writing
      LING 401 (1) - TESOL Teaching Practicum

      plus 4 credits taken from the TESOL electives:
      LING 304 (2) - Tutoring English Language Learners
      LING 312 (1) - Testing in TESOL
      LING 313 (1) - Teaching English Phonology & Intonation
      LING 314 (1) - Teaching Beginners ESL
      LING 315 (1) - Computer Assisted Instruction in TESOL
      LING 316 (1) - Classroom Management in TESOL
      LING 317 (1) - Materials Creation & Evaluation in TESOL
      LING 318 (1) - Using Drama in TESOL
      LING 319 (1) - Issues in TESOL & Missions
    2. Certificate in Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (short) requires the successful completion of 10 semester hours:

      LING 268 (3) Introduction to TESOL
      LING 305 (3)
      Or
      LING 306 (3)
      The Grammar of English
      Or
      The Sound System of English
      LING 301 (1) TESOL Volunteer Practicum
      3 TESOL electives at the 300-level
    3. Certificate in TESOL Tutoring (short) requires the successful completion of 10 semester hours:

      LING 268 (3) Introduction to TESOL
      LING 305 (3)
      OR
      LING 306 (3)
      The Grammar of English
      OR
      The Sound System of English
      LING 301 (1) TESOL Volunteer Practicum
      LING 304 (2) Tutoring English Language Learners
      One TESOL elective at the 300-level

    Project Management Professional Certificate Program

    There is an increasing demand for skilled project management professionals in our rapidly changing workplace. Employers are looking for trained people to successfully plan and execute complex work projects that are on-target with budgets and time. Project Managers are identified as having strong leadership and organizational skills, which, combined with experience in current technologies, make a project manager an in-demand employee in nearly any organization or industry. The 20 sem. hr. Project Management certificate may also be laddered into the BA in Leadership program. Additionally, the certificate prepares students to apply for and pass the Project Management Institute’s PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, if they so desire. This program is designed specifically for the busy, working adult and is currently available online through our Bellingham Extension site. Courses are completed in 6-7 week cycles.

    Courses Semester Credits Course Name
    PMPP 201 3 s.h. Introduction to Project Management (PMPP 201 is a prerequisite to registration for each of the following courses - except with instructor permission to enroll)
    PMPP 302 3 s.h. Project Management Foundation: Project Scope Management, Schedule Management, Cost Management
    PMPP 303 3 s.h. Principles, Tools, and Practices of Project Risk Management
    PMPP 304 3 s.h. Philosophy, Principles and Practices of Quality Management
    PMPP 305 3 s.h. Project Management Infrastructure: Human Resources, Communication and Procurement
    PMPP 401 3 s.h. Project Management Certification (CAPM or PMP)
    PMPP 402 2 s.h. Project Management Practicum


    Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

    This certificate consists of five graduate level courses for educators. Serving multiple educational audiences, this program may be taken as a stand-alone certificate or may be laddered towards the M.A. in Leadership program for those seeking further degree options. This program is designed for current and prospective principals, assistant principals, curriculum and grade coordinators, teachers, and leaders in educational organizations. Some courses are delivered in face-to-face formats during Summer sessions and some are delivered online between September and May. Check www.twu.ca/extension for schedules.

    Program Content:

    The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership requires the successful completion of five courses (15 sem. hrs.).

    Core Requirements:
    EDUC 622 Leadership in Educational Organizations (3 sem. hrs.)
    EDUC 624 School Leadership and Supervision (3 sem. hrs.)
    EDUC 625 Instructional Leadership and the Dynamics of Change (3 sem. hrs.)
    Elective Courses (choose two):
    EDUC 621 Worldview Foundations for Schooling (3 sem. hrs.)
    EDUC 623 Developing Educational Programs (3 sem. hrs.)
    EDUC 626 Legal, Political, and Social Contexts of Education (3 sem. hrs.)

    Graduate Certificate in Christian School Education

    Similar to the above Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, this program is for teachers and prospective teachers in Christian schools who want to enhance or develop a Christian worldview perspective in their teaching style and content. The program assists teachers in developing a Christian understanding of educational issues. Courses in the Certificate in Christian School Education may be applied to the M.A. in Christian Studies at TWU’s ACTS seminaries. Courses at the 600 level may be used for credit towards the M.A. in Leadership (Education stream). Some courses are delivered in face-to-face formats during Summer sessions and some are delivered online between September and May. Check www.twu.ca/extension for schedules.

    Program Content:

    The Graduate Certificate in Christian School Education requires the successful completion of five courses (15 sem. hrs.).

    Course Requirements
    (choose five of the following):
    EDUC 540 Christian Approaches on Teaching and Pedagogy
    EDUC 545 Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning
    EDUC 560 Christian Schooling: Foundations and Practices
    EDUC 569 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Biblical Studies
    EDUC 621 Worldview Foundations for Schooling
    EDUC 622 Leadership in Educational Organizations
    EDUC 623 Developing Educational Programs
    Elective Option:
    One approved 3 sem. hrs. course in Biblical Studies or Theology at TWU’s ACTS seminaries may be substituted.


    Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs

    Offered at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, this residency certificate recognizes 15 sem. hrs. of upper level credit for specialized study in governmental affairs. The program includes 6 sem. hrs. of practicum experience throughout the semester. The practicum experience is relevant to a wide variety of career choices including international relations, business, communications, history, politics, non-governmental organizations, and public service.

    This program may be laddered towards a bachelor’s degree as a degree component or may be taken as an independent certificate through TWU Extension. For interested students who have a recognized bachelor’s degree, this program may be taken as a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs, with advanced study requirements. Visiting and non-degree seeking learners may access these certificates through TWU Extension.

    Program Content:

    The Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs requires the successful completion of:

    POLS 391 Canadian Governmental Leadership (3 sem. hrs.)
    POLS 392 Ethics and Public Affairs (3 sem. hrs.)
    POLS 393 Law, Public Policy, and Cultural Change (3 sem. hrs.)
    POLS 361-369 Internships (6 sem. hrs.)
    or 6 sem. hrs. of discipline-specific practica recognized and authorized by the student’s major or minor (e.g., Business, Communications, History, etc.).


    University Transfer Certificate: humanities and social sciences

    This 24 sem. hrs. certificate program provides the learner with a liberal arts foundation in the humanities and social sciences. Developed for partnership institutions and organizations, the certificate provides a set of first and second year university courses applicable for transferable credit to most institutions.

    Program Content:

    ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature: Short Fiction and Poetry (3 sem. hrs.)
    ENGL 104 Introduction to Literature: Drama and the Novel (3 sem. hrs.)
    HIST 111 History of Western Civilization (3 sem. hrs.)
    HIST 260 History of Christianity (3 sem. hrs.)
    PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy (3 sem. hrs.)
    PHIL 210 Contemporary Ethical Issues (3 sem. hrs.)
    PSYC 106 Introduction to Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
    SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 sem. hrs.)

    More Information

    Contact:

    TWU Extension for any of the above certificate program information

    Tel.:
    604.513.2067

     

    For specific course content information regarding Leadership and Applied Public Affairs Certificate, contact the TWU Langley campus liaison:

    Tel.:
    604.513.2121 ext. 3470

     

    In Ottawa, contact the program director regarding Leadership and Applied Public Affairs Certificate

    Tel.:
    613.569.7511, ext. 5010.

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