Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
The TESOL Certificate Program:
- Consists of an 18 credit-hour graduate-level curriculum
- For students from any academic or professional background with the fundamental skills necessary to the field of English language teaching
- Presents candidates with a foundation in second language learning theories, English language structure, and practical instructional strategies based on TESOL standards
- May be completed in just 2-3 semesters
- Offers evening classes to accommodate students' busy schedules
- Admits students on a rolling basis in Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters
- TESOL certificate courses can be taken concurrently with the ESL M.S. Ed. program or as a stand-alone post-bachelor's certificate
Graduates with a TESOL Certificate may find jobs in multiple fields, including:
- ESL teaching in private schools in the U.S.
- EFL teaching in K-12 schools overseas
- ESL teaching in language learning centers or university ESL classrooms both locally and internationally
- PhD programs in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Education, and other related fields
- Administration, curriculum development, research, and advocacy in educational organizations
Students who are pursuing the TESOL Certificate can complete the M.S. Ed. by taking 4 additional courses!
Most certificate programs and courses are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. However, other sources of funding may be available. Options include: Private Education Loans; Veterans Benefits/ GI Bill® (potential funding for Military veterans and dependents); Employer Education Assistance; Training Budgets and more. Please contact our Financial Aid office for more information.