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Email: Suzanne Peters
Certification Requirements

You may obtain English Assessment Program Certification by passing the designated tests in oral, aural, & written English or by presenting appropriate evidence of their equivalents.  When you complete the requirements, your department will be notified of your eligibility for appointments, and you will receive a letter of Certification when you are Certified to Instruct.

Certification to Instruct

Certification to Instruct will be required of all appointees who:

  1. Serve as the instructor of record for any course,
  2. Conduct laboratory sections,
  3. Conduct discussion sections,
  4. Conduct any course with a designated course number,
  5. Conduct any instructional activity which results in a grade (or portion of the final grade) given by the appointee,
  6. Conduct any instructional activity in which new material is presented, or
  7. Conduct any instructional activity in which attendance by students is required.

For Certification to Instruct, the following evidence of proficiency will be required:

Oral/Aural Requirement

  • A score of 45 or higher on the SPEAK Test administered by the English Assessment Program
    OR
  • An Internet-Based TOEFL score of 23 or higher on the Speaking section that includes a score of Good on at least one of the Speaking Skills subsections
    AND
  • A grade of Pass to Instruct on the TEACH Test

Written Requirement

  • A grade of Pass to Instruct on the English Assessment Program Written English Proficiency Examination
    OR
  • A grade of 6.0 on the Educational Testing Service TWE
    OR
  • A score of 30 on the Writing Skills section of the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)
    OR
  • An official transcript of the student’s college record showing an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year American college or university.  The transcript must show the standard (not ESL) undergraduate two-semester sequence of English composition courses with grades of “B” or better taken at a four-year accredited American college or university.

If you have passed the oral/aural requirement to Instruct but have not passed the written requirement to Instruct, your chair or director can request a Provisional appointment at the Instructing level.  Provisional appointments are subject to certain limitations; for complete information about Provisional appointments, Chairs and Directors may consult Classification of Graduate Teaching Assistant Duties.

 


Certification to Support

Certification to Support will be required of all appointees who conduct any instructional activity which allows direct contact between the appointee and any student, other than those activities described for appointees with Certification to Instruct.  Appointees with Certification to Instruct may also conduct Support activities.  Examples of Support activities are:

  1. Help sessions,
  2. Office hours,
  3. Individual discussions of homework assignments or examinations, or
  4. Individual help in classes or laboratories.

For Certification to Support, the following evidence of proficiency will be required:

Oral/Aural Requirement

  • A score of 45 or higher on the SPEAK Test administered by the English Assessment Program,
    OR
  • An Internet-Based TOEFL score of 23 or higher on the Speaking section that includes a score of Good on at least one of the Speaking Skills subsections
    AND
  • A grade of Pass to Support on the TEACH Test.

Written Requirement

  • A computer-based TOEFL score of 213,
    OR
  • A paper-based TOEFL score of 550,
    OR
  • An Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 79,
    OR
  • A grade of Pass to Instruct or Pass to Support on the English Assessment Program Written English Proficiency Examination,
    OR
  • A grade of 4.5 or higher on the Educational Testing Service TWE,
    OR
  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university
    OR
  • An official transcript of the student’s college record showing an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year U.S. college or university.  The transcript must show the standard (not ESL) undergraduate two-semester sequence of English composition courses with grades of “B” or better taken at a four-year accredited American college or university.
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