This three-credit hour introductory certificate course provides instruction for those wishing to gain initial exposure to TESOL theory and practice. Content includes a broad overview of general principles of language learning and teaching as well as an introduction to the teaching of each skill area. Students have the option to start the certificate program and change their mind later and go for the M.A. in TESOL instead without repeating coursework.

Ways to study

On-campus | Online

Required credits


Tuition and Fees

$360/credit | $130/Audit credit

Application deadlines

Opportunities to Serve

Whether students are looking to teach overseas or in the US, there is a need for professionals who can implement best practices in diverse classrooms and help their students achieve success. This certificate program provides students primarily with volunteer and mission-based opportunities, including:

  • Teaching English in the U.S. to refugees and immigrants through community-based programs
  • Teaching abroad in elementary and secondary educational settings, language schools, and multinational corporations
  • Teaching English by serving in short-term and long-term mission contexts
  • Teaching English online
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