TESL & TEFL Certificate Programs in the US and Canada

Schools in Canada

Schools in the United States

American University offers certificate and master’s programs:

    American University
    Department of Language and Foreign Studies
    326 Asbury Building
    4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 885-2381



Azusa Pacific University offers a master’s program:

    Azusa Pacific
    Department of International Student Services
    901 East Alosta, P.O. Box 7000
    Azusa, CA 91702
    (818) 969-3434, ext. 3055

Brigham Young University offers a one-year, post-degree certificate program:

    Brigham Young University
    Linguistics and English Language Department
    4064 JFSB
    Provo, UT 84602
    (801) 422-2937

California State University at Fullerton offers a post-baccalaureate certificate for teachers and a master’s program:

    California State University at Fullerton
    Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
    835C Humanities Building
    Fullerton, CA 92634
    (714) 773-3534

California State University at Long Beach offers certificate and master’s programs:

    California State University at Long Beach
    Department of Linguistics
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1004
    (310) 985-3792

California State University at Northridge offers post-degree certificate and master’s programs:

    California State University at Northridge
    Department of Linguistics
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8251
    (818) 677-3302

California State University at Sacramento offers a certificate program:

    California State University at Sacramento
    Department of English
    Sacramento, CA 95819-6075
    (916) 278-6586

The Center for English Studies administers CTEFLA courses nine times per year:

    The Center for English Studies
    330 Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 620-0760

Central Missouri State University offers a master’s program:

    Central Missouri State University
    Department of English and Philosophy
    Martin 336
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
    (816) 543-4425

Coast Language Academy administers a one-month CTEFLA program seven times per year:

    Coast Language Academy
    501 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 403
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (310) 394-8618

English International administers a CTEFLA course each month:
English International

    655 Sutter Street, Suite 200
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 749-5633

Fairfield University offers a master’s program:

    Fairfield University
    Graduate School
    Canisius Hall, Room 102
    North Benson Road
    Fairfield, CT 06430
    (203) 254-4000, ext. 2139

Florida Atlantic University offers a post-degree certificate program for qualified teachers:

    Florida Atlantic University
    Department of Teacher Education
    Education Building No. 47, Room 356
    777 Glade Road South
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    (407) 367-3584

Fresno Pacific College offers post-education degree certificate and master’s programs:

    Fresno Pacific College
    Attention: David Freeman
    Language Development Specialist Program
    1717 South Chestnut
    Fresno, CA 93702
    (209) 453-2054

George Mason University offers a year-long certificate program:
George Mason University

    Department of English, MSN 3E4
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 993-1160

 



Georgetown University offers certificate and master’s programs:
Georgetown University

    Department of English as a Foreign Language
    ICC 481
    Washington, DC 20057
    (202) 687-6045

Marshall University offers a certificate program for senior- or graduate-level students:

    Marshall University
    English as a Second Language Institute
    212 Old Main
    Huntingdon, WV 25755-1054
    (304) 696-2465
    Fax: (304) 696-6353

Monterey Institute of International Studies offers certificate and master’s programs:

    Monterey Institute of International Studies
    TESOL/MATFL Program
    425 Van Buren Street
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (408) 647-4123

New World Teachers offers a TEFL certificate program that lasts four weeks and is offered twelve times per year:

    New World Teachers
    605 Market Street, Suite 800
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (800) 644-5424
    Email: TeachersSF@aol.com

Portland State University offers certificate and master’s programs:

    Portland State University
    Department of Applied Linguistics
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR 97201
    (503) 725-4088

St. Giles Language Teaching Center offers full-time CTEFLA courses eight times per year:

    St. Giles Language Teaching Center
    One Hallidie Plaza, Suite 350
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 788-3552

St. Michael’s College offers diploma, certificate, and master’s programs:

    St. Michael’s College
    School for International Studies
    Winooski Park
    Colchester, VT 05439
    (802) 654-2684

San Diego State University offers a four-course, two semester certificate program and a master’s program:

    San Diego State University
    Linguistics Department
    San Diego, CA 92181-7727
    (619) 594-4877
    Email: jkaplan@mail.sdsu.edu

San Jose State University offers certificate and master’s programs:

    San Jose State University
    College of Humanities and Arts
    Linguistics and Language
    Development Program
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0063
    (408) 924-4413

School of Teaching English as a Second Language offers a one-month certificate program eleven times per year:

    School of Teaching English as a Second Language
    2601 NW 56th Street
    Seattle, WA 98107
    (206) 781-8607

Sonoma State University offers a one-year TESL certificate program:

    Sonoma State University
    Linguistics Program – TESL
    1801 E Cotati Avenue
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    (707) 664-2419

State University of New York at Buffalo offers master’s and Ph.D. programs:

    State University of New York at Buffalo
    Department of Learning and Instruction
    593 Christopher Baldy Hall
    Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
    (716) 645-2455

University of Alabama at Huntsville offers an 18-hour certificate program to qualified teachers:

    University of Alabama at Huntsville
    Department of English
    222 Morton Hall
    Huntsville, AL 35899
    (205) 890-6320

University of California at Berkeley offers a one-year certificate program:

    University of California at Berkeley
    Education Extension
    1995 University Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    (510) 642-4111

University of California at Irvine offers a certificate program:
University of California at Irvine

    University Extension
    TESL Program
    P.O. Box 6050
    Irvine, CA 92710-6050
    (714) 824-4381

University of California at Riverside offers a variety of certificate programs:

    University of California at Riverside
    UNEX-IEP
    1200 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92507-4596
    (909) 787-4346

University of California at Santa Barbara offers an intensive summer program for educators and a self-paced certificate program that takes 6 months or longer to complete:

    University of California at Santa Barbara
    TEFL Certificate Program
    University Extension
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1110
    (805) 961-3390

University of Montana offers a full-time, one-year certificate program:

    University of Montana
    Department of Linguistics
    201 Liberal Arts
    Missoula, MT 59812
    (406) 243-4751

University of Nebraska at Omaha offers a certificate program that can be taken in conjunction with undergraduate or graduate studies or as a stand-alone program:

    University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Department of English
    Omaha, NE 68182
    (402) 554-2635

University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers second-level certification to teachers and a master’s program:

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    College of Education
    Department of Middle, Secondary, and
    K-12 Education
    9201 University City Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
    (704) 547-253

University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers an ESL certificate program for teachers and graduate students that is also open to those wishing to enroll on a non-credit basis:

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Romance Languages/Education
    338 Curry Building
    Spring Garden Street
    Greensboro, NC 27412
    (910) 334-5100

University of South Carolina offers a graduate certificate and master’s and Ph .D. programs:

    University of South Carolina
    Linguistics Program
    Columbia, SC 29208
    (803) 777-2063

University of Utah offers certificate and master’s programs:

    University of Utah
    Department of Linguistics
    2300 LNCO
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    (801) 581-3392

University of Wisconsin at Green Bay offers a teacher certification program in TESL:

    University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
    Education Department
    Wood Hall 416
    2420 North Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
    (414) 465-2137

Viola University offers undergraduate- and graduate-level certificate programs:

    Viola University
    School of Intercultural Studies
    13800 Viola Avenue
    La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

William Patterson College offers a master’s program:

    William Patterson College
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    300 Pompton Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (201) 595-2577

Wright State University offers certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs:

    Wright State University
    Department of English Language and Literatures
    Dayton, OH 45435
    (513) 873-3136

Schools in Canada

Canadian Cooperative Language and Cultural Studies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers an 80-hour TESL course that emphasizes adult instruction and understanding students from other cultures:

    Canadian Cooperative Language and Cultural Studies, Inc.
    635 Markham Street, 2nd Floor
    Toronto, ON M6G 2M1
    Canada
    (416) 588-3900

Canadian Global TESOL Training Institute offers an intensive 45-hour TEFL course:

    Canadian Global TESOL Training Institute
    P.O. Box 41081
    Edmonton, AB T6J 6M7
    Canada
    (403) 438-5704

Columbia College offers a CTEFLA program:

    Columbia College
    6037 Marlborough Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5H 3L6
    Canada
    (604) 430-6422

Concordia University offers a TESL certificate:

    Concordia University
    Center for TESL
    Montreal, PQ H3G 1M8
    Canada
    (514) 398-6982

George Brown College offers certificate programs:

    George Brown College – TESL Dept.
    P.O. Box 1015, Station B
    Toronto, ON M5T 2T9
    Canada
    (416) 944-4953

Humber College offers a 16-week graduate level program once a year:

    Humber College
    North Campus
    205 Humber College Boulevard
    Etobicoke, ON M6V 5L7
    Canada
    (416) 675-3111

International Language Institute offers a CTEFLA program:

    International Language Institute
    1496 Lower Water Street
    Halifax, NS B3J 1R9
    (902) 429-3636

McGill University offers a certificate program, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree programs:

    McGill University
    Department of Second Language Education
    3700 MacTavish Street
    Montreal, QC H3A 1Y2
    Canada
    (514) 398-6982

University of Saskatchewan offers a TESL (CERTESL) certificate program by correspondence (distance learning).  They also have offer a shorter on-campus TEFL Intensive program (80 academic hours plus 12-15 hours supervised tutoring practice) intended for people going overseas that ladders into CERTESL for those who find they want to make a more permanent commitment to the field:

    University of Saskatchewan CERTESL Program
    Centre for Continuing and Distance Education
    464-221 Cumberland Avenue North
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3
    (306) 966-2085
    Email: shannon.storey@usask.ca

Vancouver Community College offers a variety of certificate programs:

    Vancouver Community College
    TESL Certificate Program
    Continuing Education
    1155 East Broadway
    P.O. Box 24785, Station F
    Vancouver, BC V5N 5V2
    Canada
    (604) 871-7070

 

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