Certificate in ENL/ESL Teacher Prep (Online)

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Certificate in English as a Foreign Language/English as a Second Language (EFL/ESL) Teaching/Teacher Preparation (Online)

In an increasingly interconnected world, the demand for your skills as English As a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language (EFL/ESL) teacher is growing rapidly. In the past decade there has been a 300-percent increase in demand for EFL teachers in countries such as China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Meanwhile in the United States, there are more than 6 million students who need help learning English.

Now you can earn a graduate-level certificate in the specialty of EFL/ESL instruction. This 12-credit hour program is designed for both new and experienced teachers. You can choose between the EFL/ESL Teaching Program, designed for students who wish to teach EFL/ESL students, or the EFL/ESL Teacher Trainer Program for experienced teachers who want to train future EFL/ESL teachers.

  • Application Deadline
    FallMar 1Mar 1
    SpringNov 1Nov 1
    SummerMar 1Mar 1
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 1 Letter of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Not required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

If you choose to pursue a master’s degree in the Department of Literacy Culture and Language Education, upon successful admission into the master’s program, your certificate coursework may apply to your master's degree requirements in the department.