About the Certificate

Since 2012, the Graduate Certificate in Second/Foreign Language Teaching (SFLT Graduate Certificate) has been preparing UW graduate students to use their foreign language expertise in careers involving modern foreign language teaching. The program is of strongest interest to those interested in becoming university/college faculty.

The Certificate program offers training in language teaching methods, second language acquisition, and language analysis through a combination of coursework and a capstone project. The capstone project gives students the opportunity to further explore an area of academic interest or to complete a practical project related to teaching their language(s) of interest.

Completion of the Certificate will make graduates more effective instructors and administrators, providing a higher degree of professional preparation and marketability for positions involving modern language teaching or language program administration.

The program is open to current UW graduate students. See BECOME A GRADUATE STUDENT for other UW programs related to second and foreign language teaching. Community members may take classes via non-degree enrollment, on a space-available basis, and with instructor and department approval, but cannot be awarded the Certificate.