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Certificate in TESOL

Graduate Certificate

The TESOL Graduate Certificate is designed for international teachers and non-education majors in general.

There is a growing need and worldwide demand for this type of short-term TESOL training program. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for TESOL teachers were forecast to increase at a faster-than-average rate (BLS, 2015). Greater demand for TESOL teachers is expected because of a growing number of English Learners (ELs) all over the world.

While the EL student population continues to increase dramatically, the number of well-trained teachers that can provide effective instruction to these students has not dramatically increased.

College graduates who can teach English in foreign countries are in high demand in today's interconnected world.

With course entry points during the fall, spring, and summer, the certificate can be completed in 12 months or less, depending on the student course load. The TESOL Graduate Certificate credits may be applied towards the MATESOL degree and other degrees, such as master degree programs from The Teachers College listing the below TESOL courses as electives.

TESOL graduate certificate course requirements - 15 credit hours

TS 734 Teaching ESL/EFL 3 hrs
TS 700 Linguistics for Language Teachers 3 hrs
TS 719 Language Assessment & Evaluation 3 hrs
TS 730 Cross-cultural Communication 3 hrs
TS 735 ESL Practicum 3 hrs

NOTE: This graduate TESOL certificate may be applied towards the MATESOL program and should not be confused for the Kansas state TESOL endorsement which is designed for Kansas-licensed teachers only. The TESOL graduate certificate is designed for non-education majors.


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TESOL Program
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4037
Emporia, KS 66801

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Department of Instructional Design & Technology/TESOL
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Office, Rm 328