This program accommodates teachers, educational technicians, and other holders of baccalaureate degrees who don’t want to complete all of the requirements for a master’s degree but choose to obtain foundational knowledge in English language learning.
Put theory into practice
You’ll have the option to connect with English language learners, such as K-12 students or adults in the community. We can work with you to find volunteer positions close to where you live, whether you’re in Maine, out-of-state, or abroad.
Diverse, expert faculty
Every full-time faculty member holds a doctoral degree in the field of Literacy, Language, and Culture. Our part-time faculty are experienced members of the professional education community and many are current practitioners in the field.
Future degree planning
Interested in earning your MSEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the future? The credits you earn through this certificate program can be applied toward our TESOL master’s program. Some restrictions may apply.
Global alumni network
Our graduates teach all over the world, including in the United States, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, and Egypt, among other countries.
When you complete your certificate, you can earn a Maine K-12 endorsement in ESL if other requirements are met, such as holding a provisional or professional teaching license.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this program, you’ll gain the practical knowledge and skills to help students develop proficiency and literacy in English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Our graduate admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services.
Admission information: Certificate of Graduate Study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them continuously.
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