Minimum Qualifications for Teaching in
the Credit ESL Program
1. Must meet one of the following
qualifications under a) through c):
a. Master's in TESL, TESOL, applied
linguistics with a TESL emphasis, linguistics with a TESL emphasis or
education with a TESL emphasis.
b. Bachelor's in TESL, TESOL,
English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate,
applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language
with a TESL certificate AND a master's in linguistics, applied
linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies,
reading, speech, or any foreign language.
c. A combination of education and
experience that is at least the equivalent of the above.
Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency MUST submit
the Palomar College Equivalency Qualifications Form that is attached to
the application form. If degree has not been awarded by time of
application, completion of the Equivalency Qualifications Form is
2. Sensitivity to and understanding
of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students.
** Note: Only coursework completed at, and
degrees awarded by, accredited institutions will be considered in the
satisfaction of Minimum Qualifications. If applying with foreign
degrees, translated and evaluated transcripts must be submitted.