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Certificate in TESOL

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Program Description:

This intensive teaching certificate program prepares participants to teach students whose skills range from beginning or low literacy to college/university levels. Classes integrate theory and teaching practice in an ESOL classroom enabling teacher-trainees to apply what they have learned immediately. The certificate consists of 7 required courses. A detailed certificate brochure is available on our website, at our open house and in our office.

Native speakers of English should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with at least 60 college credits will be considered. Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate oral competency and score at least 80 on the TOEFL exam, including at least a 20 on the verbal section. IELTS score of 6.5-7.0+ is accepted in place of TOEFLibt. All applicants must complete the online application form, including a 300-word writing sample explaining your interest in teaching ESL, and email a college transcript.

Prospective students should be aware that this program does not certify teachers to teach ESL in U.S. public schools. Students learning under an F-1 visa must complete the entire program, including observing hours, in one semester to meet the 18/hours a week required by law to maintain their visa status.
TESOL Application: Application
Duration of the Program: The program consists of 7 courses; it takes 4 months to complete.
Books: For a list of required textbooks, click here.
Tuition: $3,000 plus one-time $35 registration fee
Payment Plan: Down payment of $1,835 + 3 payments of $400
Brochures: Fall 2022
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