City University of Seattle offers a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). With over 25 years of experience offering accredited graduate-level TESOL courses, Washington Academy of Languages’ program offers students a hands-on experience designed to bridge theory and practice. Whether a student is just entering the workforce or changing careers, the online TESOL certification program prepares graduates to face the unique rigors of classroom teaching abroad.
In the program, students will gain foundational knowledge in language acquisition, development and linguistics, paying particular attention to classroom application. Faculty members work hard to create an individualized field experience practicum that will best position students for success with personal goals.
CityU of Seattle is proud to be one of the only online TESOL certification programs offering a field experience element. Students typically work part time to complete five short online courses and one practicum in three quarters. Local students can finish in just one quarter by working full time during our summer intensive program at CityU’s downtown Seattle location. Let CityU help you gain confidence in your teaching skills. Contact a CityU advisor to learn more today.
Most program graduates find work teaching English to adult learners overseas. Others apply their learning to younger classrooms or use their knowledge in administrative roles with English acquisition organizations in the U.S. or abroad. If you’re just entering the industry, you can use your online TESOL certification as a stepping stone toward our Advanced TESOL Graduate Certificate or our Master of Education in Adult Learning with TESOL Emphasis.
Your undergraduate degree and proof of English proficiency qualify you to apply to this program. Learn more about our summer intensive and online TESOL certification courses by getting in touch with an advisor. Your graduate work, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), will give you a practical start to a lifelong career filled with your own brand of diversity and adventure.