Certificate in TESOL

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certificate provides training to those interested in teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. The certificate is given to those who complete the practical preparation needed to teach English both within and outside the US to post-secondary students and adults. The courses for the program focus on the specific knowledge and skills specified for ESL teachers as identified by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc (TESOL).

Students have the option of completing the program online as part of our MA in TESOL online degree.

Students may also choose to complete a portion of this certificate abroad as part of our program in the Czech Republic. To find more information about the Pilsen, Czech Republic Study Abroad program contact Lorraine Meiners-Lovel.

Program Notes:

  • The certificate program requires completion of fifteen (15) semester credit hours. 
  • This certificate program is not a program to prepare K-12 ESL teachers. Pre-service and in-service teachers seeking an ESL certificate and an add-on endorsement in ESL for K-12 should see the Teacher Add-On Licensure program.
  • Credits earned from this certificate program may count toward the MA or PhD degree programs. It is expected that many already-admitted students will earn the certificate on their way to their degrees. Such students wishing to earn the Certificate must apply to the Graduate School using the Change of Status form.
  • Please see the Graduate Catalog for specific program requirements. 


TESOL Certificate Contact Information:
Dr. Rebecca Adams- TESOL Coordinator

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