Advancements in technology, combined with 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. As the demand or EFL/ESL teachers increases, so too does the demand for qualified individuals to train future EFL/ESL teachers.
The IU Online Graduate Certificate in EFL/ESL Teacher Training is designed for both new and experienced teachers to train colleagues through its emphasis on mentoring, supervision, and literacy coaching. As a student in the program, you take courses in approaches to instruction and assessment, language policy and planning, and mentorship and literacy coaching of EFL/ESL teachers. You also complete a practicum in language education.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in EFL/ESL Teacher Training prepares you as an EFL/ESL teacher trainer 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
To earn the Graduate Certificate in EFL/ESL Teacher Training, you must complete 12 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- EFL/ESL teacher training core courses (9 credit hours)
- EFL/ESL teacher training 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.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
To apply to this program:
Complete an online application that includes:
- Personal statement
- Letter of recommendation
- TOEFL score from last two years (international students only)
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $437.70
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1313.10
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $525.24
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1575.72
Additional fees will apply.
-This program is ineligible for financial aid.
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