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

Program Snapshot

  • Format: Online
  • Credit hours: 18 hours
  • 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 (510 and 520) ground you in the components, structures, and analysis of language, including a deep dive into form and meaning across human languages.
  • Two core courses (640 and 650) 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. 
ESL 500POLICY & PRACTICE IN EDUC LING3
ESL 510INTRO TO LANGUAGE SYSTEMS3
ESL 520INSTR & ACADEMIC LANG CONT DOM3
ESL 640INSTR & EVAL OF LANGUAGE USAGE3
ESL 650PRACTICUM, TESOL3
Allied Field Electives6
Total Semester Hours21


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.