Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Education certificate, online graduate program

Meet the diverse literacy needs of your students.

Learn how to teach, assess, and advocate for K-12 English language learners with the online Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Our program provides you with a theoretical foundation and practical, research-based strategies for culturally responsive teaching. Because this program is aligned with TESOL and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), you’ll build skill sets to meet endorsement requirements in multiple states while you learn to foster a creative learning environment with discovery at the center.

This certificate was designed for licensed teachers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in teaching English Language Learners (ELL). The curriculum combines the latest educational theory with approaches that make classroom time more effective. Topics include:

  • Linguistics
  • Oral language development
  • Literacy and literature
  • Equity and inclusion

You’ll learn to use the latest technologies and research-based approaches through coursework grounded in culturally responsive teaching.

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Program Structure

100% Online

18 credits, accelerated 8-week terms
What are the benefits of an online certificate?

Because this program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

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Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Tuition
    $625/credit x 18
    $11,250
  • Fees
    Technology Fee
    $180
    Registration Fee
    $120
  • Total
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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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