UCSD Extension's Professional Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offers coursework online. This program allows participants to acquire the specialized training and skills needed for a successful career teaching English as a second language, either in the U.S. or in another country.
The program provides the major competencies and knowledge necessary to be a specialist in the TESOL field, with a focus on the development of practical classroom skills and effective teaching techniques, plus a foundation in second-language acquisition theory. Each class covers concepts, methods, techniques, materials, and resources directly applicable to the classroom. The courses will be as useful to the experienced second language educators as well as the novice.
The TESOL program is geared to meet the needs of educators or potential educators at all levels-elementary, secondary, college, or adult. It will also greatly benefit foreign language educators seeking professional development, including TESOL teachers who would like to know more about second-language acquisition, program administrators or coordinators responsible for the development of TESOL curriculum. In addition, the material covered will help educators currently teaching or training in school English immersion programs.
If you wish to take one of the TESOL Professional Certificate online courses for professional development without registering for the program, you may do so.
EDUC 40093 Fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language and LING 40031 Theories of Second-Language Acquisition and Application to Teaching are the first two recommended courses in the program.
There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Native speaker of English or one of the following language proficiency scores: 79 Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL; 760 TOEIC; 6.0 IELTS; or “pass” on the FCE or Advanced Cambridge exams.
If you wish to take one of the TESOL online and in-class courses for professional development without registering for the program, you may do so. Simply register for an available section.
San Diego Community College District
Alliant International University
South Bay Union School District
California Reading & Literature Project
Linguistics Department, UCSD
San Diego County Office of Education
Universidad AutÃ³noma de Baja California, Tijuana
There will be a $60 fee upon
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