The Graduate Certificate in TESOL Program is open to individuals from any academic discipline interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages. This program provides a sound theoretical foundation combined with the practical classroom experience necessary to pursue teaching opportunities in the United States or abroad. Faculty members draw on a wealth of teaching expertise, diverse research interests and cross-cultural experiences. TESOL certificate students have diverse backgrounds and bring a wide range of experiences to the classroom.
Courses are available on either a part-time or full-time basis. During the academic year, classes meet in the evening to accommodate our students’ busy schedules. During the summer, TESOL classes are offered online. The entire certificate program can be completed online during the AU Summer TESOL Institute. All certificate courses can be applied towards the MA in TESOL degree. This program is not designed for K-12 ESOL certification.