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Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Online Education Certificate

Meet the literacy needs of all your students.

This fully online graduate certificate is designed for licensed teachers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in teaching English language learners. It provides you with a theoretical foundation and practical, research-based strategies for culturally responsive, effective teaching in schools with diverse populations.

Topics include:

  • Linguistics
  • Language acquisition and development
  • Literacy and literature
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Assessment

Before completing the program, you'll need to submit evidence of minimal proficiency in a foreign language, equivalent to one semester’s work of approximately 45 class hours. For non-native English speakers, English is considered to be the foreign language.

The program is aligned with TESOL and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in the five domains: language; culture; planning, implementing, and managing instruction; assessment; and professionalism, and it meets endorsement requirements for multiple U.S. states.

It is important to check with your state's teacher licensing office, as additional steps may be necessary in order to meet state requirements.

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Program Structure

100% Online

18 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
Careers
Where You'll Work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Tuition
    $650/credit x 18
    $11,700
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    $180
    Registration Fees
    $120
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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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 2021-2022 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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