Graduate TESOL Certificate

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Eve Sizer teaching her level 8 English students.

Washington Academy of Languages at City University of Seattle offers an internationally-recognized graduate level TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program for teaching English here and abroad. You have three options for getting your graduate certificate:

  1. Online
  2. Hybrid- coming Fall 2017
  3. Summer Intensive

A Bachelor’s degree and English proficiency are prerequisites for admission to the program.

Students choose CityU’s TESOL program because it is:

Flexible. Our courses are designed for the working professional.

Accommodating to your needs. You choose your timeline: get your TESOL certificate in our five-week in-class summer intensive, or in three quarters online.

Sensitive to your learning preferences. You complete the TESOL certificate your way. You have three modes to choose from: online, hybrid mode or in-class.

Practical in our teaching approach. We offer one of the only online-certified TESOL programs that includes 10 hours of observing live English instruction.

Professional. Provides the perfect place for you to see and practice what you’ve learned. Our Intensive English Language Program serves as a live laboratory for teacher candidates.

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Academic Director, Christine Knorr, teaching in Vietnam

Potential career pathways for TESOL graduates:

  • You can apply this certificate toward a Master of Education in Adult Education with TESOL Emphasis, or directly enter the classroom working with English language learners.
  • You could teach English to adult learners overseas.
  • You could use your skills in administrative roles with English acquisition organizations in the U.S. or abroad.

Whether you’re entering the workforce or changing careers, the TESOL certificate will prepare you to face the unique rigors of classroom teaching.

At CityU, we have a team ready to answer your questions and get you on the road to success. If you are interested in learning more about our Graduate Certificate in TESOL, connect with an advisor to learn more