City University of Seattle’s Washington Academy of Languages 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 provides students a hands-on experience designed to bridge theory and practice.
Students will gain foundational knowledge in language acquisition, development and linguistics, paying particular attention to classroom application.
- Flexible learning: CityU is proud to offer one of the only online TESOL certificate programs that includes a field experience element. Faculty members work hard to create an individualized practicum that will best position students for success.
- Time to completion: Students typically work part time to complete five 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 onsite at our Seattle campus.
- Admissions requirements: Your undergraduate degree and proof of English proficiency qualify you to apply to this program.
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. You can also use your TESOL certificate as a stepping stone toward our Advanced TESOL Graduate Certificate or our Master of Education in Adult Learning with TESOL Emphasis.
Whether you’re just entering the workforce or changing careers, the TESOL certificate will prepare you to face the unique rigors of classroom teaching. Connect with our advisers to learn more today.