• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    12
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $474.27
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $565.74

EFL/ESL Teaching

Graduate Certificate

Advancements in technology, combined with the globalization of business and communication, continue to broaden the spectrum of environments where teachers skilled in English as a foreign language (EFL) or English as a second language (ESL) are needed.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in EFL/ESL Teaching is designed for new or experienced teachers to develop and enhance expertise in teaching English as a foreign or second language. As a student in the program, you take required courses covering approaches to instruction and assessment, language foundations, and teaching English in global contexts. You also complete electives, including a course on computer-assisted language learning and a practicum in language education.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in EFL/ESL Teaching prepares you as an EFL/ESL teacher in such areas as: 

  • Elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels in private or public schools 
  • Life skills, literacy, or vocational training programs 
  • Non-profit organizations 
  • Private tutoring companies 
  • International business settings   

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in EFL/ESL Teaching, you must complete 12 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • EFL/ESL teaching core courses (9 credit hours) 
  • EFL/ESL teaching elective course (3 credit hours)  
NOTE: If you choose to purse the IU Online MS in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. 

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree
  2. 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • TOEFL score from last two years (international students only) 

Courses

Core
L 525Practicum in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education3 Credits
L 539Language Foundations for ESL/EFL Teachers3 Credits
L 540ESL/EFL Instruction and Assessment Approaches3 Credits
Elective
L 543Teaching English in K-12 Classrooms in Global Contexts3 Credits
L 544Computer Assisted Language Learning3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $474.27
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1422.81
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.


-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $565.74
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1697.22
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