Become an adult and higher education ESL teacher in the United States or abroad by earning your graduate certificate from the University of Central Missouri. Our hands-on TESL program gives you a professional teaching certification as well as invaluable field experience to prepare you for top ESL teaching jobs.
Flexible graduate program options
UCM’s Teaching English as a Second Language graduate certificate is designed with the modern student in mind. You can get the traditional college experience by taking all of your classes at our Warrensburg campus. We also offer a fully online program option or a hybrid combination of online and in-person classes to meet your scheduling needs. Earn your TESL certification in less time — and for a more affordable cost — than many other TESL programs in Missouri.
Earn a certificate in just 2–3 semesters
Small class sizes of 15 students or less
Finish with a teaching statement and CV
The University of Central Missouri’s TESL graduate certificate is designed to help you understand the process of learning an additional language. At the same time, you’ll come to understand the specific needs of working with culturally and linguistically diverse students both in the U.S. and overseas. Our graduate courses in teaching English as a second language combine theory with direct, hands-on experience in all the facets of working as a professional in the ESL field.
These are among some of the most popular courses:
The University of Central Missouri’s graduate certificate program in Teaching English as a Second Language focuses heavily on hands-on, practical application of coursework for a truly guided learning experience.
The University of Central Missouri’s graduate TESL certificate provides you with the training needed to take your ESL/EFL education skills to institutions at home and abroad. Upon certification, you’ll have the requisite skills to pursue many different and exciting jobs at schools and learning institutions all over the world, including:
Explore careers in TESL
TESL certification can open up a wide variety of career opportunities for you around the globe. Use the interactive tool below to explore the possibilities and get information on job outlooks, potential earnings and more.
Pursuing your graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language shouldn’t have to break the bank. At the University of Central Missouri, our programs remain some of the most affordable for students in the state and across the country. Plus, we’ve been recognized as one of the top overall universities in the country for low student debt by LendEDU.
Students earning their TESL graduate certificate are not eligible for aid, but if you’re also enrolled in a degree program at the same time as the TESL graduate certificate program, you may be able to benefit from many scholarships and awards. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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