Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The online Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) helps to prepare educators to clear the language barrier for their students.  This certificate program helps instructors of students from many culturally diverse backgrounds to ensure their students succeed in early childhood, K-12 or adult education classrooms. This program does not provide instruction in speaking English.  It prepares educators to teach English to speakers of other languages and is not an English language program for second or other language learners. This online graduate certificate does not lead to initial licensure nor any licensure endorsement in the state of Kansas.

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL has two tracks: a non-endorsement track and an endorsement track.

Graduate Certificate in TESOL Non-Endorsement Track

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL Non-Endorsement track is meant for educational professionals who are not seeking teaching licensure, such as consultants, advocates, and those in administrative or government positions within the field of TESOL. It does not prepare students for a TESOL licensure endorsement. Students will obtain general knowledge about the learning styles of English as a second or other language students in English-speaking classrooms and best practices for improving their learning outcomes.

Graduate Certificate in TESOL Endorsement Track

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL Endorsement track is best for currently licensed teachers in states where additional licensure endorsement is required for roles that involve the teaching of English language learners. This program will provide students with graduate-level knowledge about English language learners and how to best serve their needs in the classroom. This track is designed for currently licensed teachers in the state of Kansas.

Each state has its own requirements for obtaining a TESOL endorsement/license/certificate.  It is each student's responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in their state by contacting their home state's licensure or certification authority.  No program can guarantee licensure.