Teaching English to the Young Learner
Who should take this program?
If you are interested in attaining additional competencies in teaching English as a foreign language to young people, you will benefit from our Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL) program.
What this program includes:
Three required core courses:
- TEYL Focus on the Classroom (3 units)
- TEYL Focus on the Learner (3 units)
- TEYL Focus on the Teacher (3 units)
You must choose an additional 3 units from the available electives each quarter.
- January 03 – March 16
- March 27 – June 8
- June 26 – September 7
- October 2 – December 7
Please find the minimum requirements listed below. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted into the TEYL program will have a successful experience.
Language Proficiency Requirement:
You must have one of the following test scores to participate in this program:
- TOEFL paper-based: 540
- TOEFL internet-based: 78
- TOEIC: 740
- IELTS: 6.5
- Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Exams: Pass
- TEPS: 660
Other Admission Requirements:
- Copy of your transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies
- A one-page statement explaining why you would like to take any TEFL Certificate program
- Monday – Thursday, occasional Saturdays
- Afternoon and evening courses; no morning courses
- Schedule varies
All classes are held on the UC San Diego Extension campus in La Jolla.
Cost (in U.S. dollars):
- Application fee: $200
- FedEx fee: $50
- Tuition: $4,750
- International Student Service Fee: $350
- UC San Diego Extension medical insurance: $585
- Books/Materials: Approximately $200-$800 per quarter (Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
Note: If you transfer directly from a 10-week UC San Diego English Language Institute ESL program or UC San Diego English Language Institute TEFL program to the Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL) program, you will get a $250 discount on your tuition for the TEYL program.