TESL & TEFL Certificate Programs in the US and Canada

Schools in Canada

TESL & TEFL Schools in the United States

University of California San Diego Extension offers a TEFL Professional Certificate Program:

UC San Diego Extension
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program
9600 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 534 7418

Website: http://extension.ucsd.edu/tefl
Email: tefl@ucsd.edu
Qualification / Prerequisites Required: None

Program Details: UC San Diego Extension’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate program provides aspiring ESL and EFL educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a resourceful and confident teacher of English as a second language or English as a foreign language. We offer a high-quality curriculum of in-class and online courses which provide specialized training and necessary skills to people interested in teaching English in the U.S. or overseas. A TEFL certification, along with a bachelor’s degree will open doors to job opportunities around the globe as an English teacher.

UCSD Extension TEFL certification courses provide a unique opportunity for international students and American students to study side-by-side, developing their knowledge of applied linguistics and their teaching techniques for the various English language skills and competencies. Students are given just enough theory to provide a good foundation while taking courses which focus on the successful application of information about the English language and pedagogical principles for student-centered language teaching. Students will take many courses to strengthen their ability to teach English grammar, listening skills, pronunciation and fluency, speaking, writing, reading, and vocabulary development. The TEFL Practicum provides the chance to observe classroom teaching in action, and to develop and deliver a portfolio of effective lessons plans which are extremely useful when searching for employment.

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

TESL & TEFL 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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