The TESOL Certificate is designed for qualified candidates who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. This certificate program prepares professionals planning to teach English language learners (ELLs) in public/private sectors in the US or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in such contexts overseas. The certificate is available as a distance education (online) program .
Applicants seeking admission to this program must hold a BA, BS or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the US or overseas. Nonnative speakers of English are required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher. Students interested in pursuing the certificate can enroll as nondegree seeking students or pursue the certificate concurrently while enrolled in an ECU graduate program. Admission is based on completion of the ECU certificate application and approval by the program coordinator.
The certificate requires 9 s. h. of graduate-level course work, including