City University of Seattle’s Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) offers a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
This program provides students a hands-on learning experience designed to bridge theory and practice. Students gain knowledge in language acquisition, development and linguistics, paying particular attention to classroom application.
- Flexible: This is one of the only online certified TESOL program that includes field experience and individualized course work.
- Time to completion: Students typically work part-time to complete five online courses and one practicum in three quarters. Seattle-based students can finish in just one quarter by working full-time during WAL’s summer intensive program. However this is offered onsite at CityU’s Seattle campus.
- Admissions requirements: An undergraduate degree and proof of English proficiency.
Where do Alumni work?
Most 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.
What’s the next step, after earning a certificate?
You can apply this certificate as a stepping stone toward our Advanced TESOL Graduate Certificate or CityU’s Master of Education in Adult Learning with TESOL Emphasis.
Whether you’re entering the workforce or changing careers, the TESOL certificate will prepare you to face the unique rigors of classroom teaching. Connect with our advisors to learn more today.