Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares graduate students to teach English learners in a variety of U.S. and international contexts, including K-12 and higher education.

Program Highlights

  • This program also prepares students for careers in non-teaching areas, such as language program administration, curriculum and assessment development, and support services. 

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Students whose first language is English must have a minimum of two consecutive years of high school foreign language study or one year of college-level foreign language study or an equivalent. This requirement may be met in residence, but courses taken to fulfill it will not count toward the certificate.
  • A personal statement, not to exceed two pages, describing the applicant’s (1) relevant background information and (2) current teaching and research interests, as well as (3) how MNSU’s graduate TESOL program will support their academic and professional goals.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 12 months

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Abigail Bakke

TESOL Website