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A graduate certificate in TESOL from MU can help you advance your teaching career in contexts where English is taught as a second or foreign language. If want to help non-native speakers tap the possibilities offered by the English language, this may be the program for you.
Official nameGraduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This certificate has potential benefits for
- English language instructors
- Language program administrators
- Language testers
- Writers for educational materials
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are generally semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes per semester and earn their graduate certificates in under two years.
Course work includes
- Structure of the English language
- How languages are used and learned
- Design and implementation of tasks to facilitate language learning
Note: This program does not confer K–12 ESOL certification in any U.S. state. If you are interested in pursuing Missouri K-12 ESOL certification, visit the Missouri K-12 ESOL certification preparation page for more information.