The Oral Proficiency Certification Assessment (OPCA) is a performance test requiring students to give a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic from their discipline. The test is observed by a panel who evaluate the prospective teaching assistant’s ability to communicate in the classroom setting. The panel includes Spoken English Program staff as well as representatives from the student’s academic department. Satisfactory performance on this test Certifies the international graduate student to teach or to be Conditionally Certified while concurrently being enrolled in EDUTL 5050.
Note: The test fee for the OPCA is $40. Students enrolled in EDUTL 5050 or 5055 will receive detailed payment instructions before the first week of the semester. They must complete the payment by the deadline for adding/dropping courses.