This fully online program leads to an 18-hour graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and prepares you to work worldwide. The program prepares you for multiple opportunities, whether you hope to work with children or adults, teach online or on-ground, or deliver training in corporate and non-profit settings globally.

Program Snapshot

  • Format: Online
  • Credit hours: 18 (can be combined with additional hours to complete the M.A. in Communication Arts or the M.A. in English)
  • Time to degree: 12 - 18 months
  • Start dates: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Application deadlines: May 15 (Summer), July 15 (Fall), December 1 (Spring)

Program Overview

  • Two core courses (505 and 507) ground you in the components, structures, and analysis of language, including a deep dive into form and meaning across human languages.
  • Two core courses (610 and 640) prepare you to design and deliver instruction across a range of settings, with real-world teaching opportunities included!
  • Two allied field courses, often chosen from Communication Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, or English, allow you to tailor the program to your unique goals. 

Course List 

EHL 505SURVEY OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS3
EHL 507ADV ENGLISH GRAMMAR STUDIES3
ED 640DIFD STRGTY RES & TEACH ELL3
EHL 610AP EH LI VI:PRACTICUM TESOL3
Allied Field Course3
Allied Field Course3
Total Semester Hours18

Getting Started 

  • Contact the Director of TESOL. Subject Line: TESOL Certificate Program
  • Prepare your application for admission to the program. Follow this link to the admissions website
  • Upon admission, register for course(s) outlined in your Program of Study.