Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is currently not accepting applications. We are in the process of significantly reimagining the TESOL program based on changing market needs and career opportunities, but we encourage prospective students to return to the program webpage or email TESOL@seattleu.edu for updates.
Designed for those who hold a master's degree in a non-TESOL field, this 24-credit program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares students to teach both at home and abroad. Seattle University's Post-Masters Certificate in TESOL features graduate credit classes designed to increase the knowledge, skills and marketability of those who want to teach:
Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status.
Graduate applicants with a baccalaureate or higher degrees from recognized colleges in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia and who have continued to reside in countries where English is the primary language for at least two years prior to applying to Seattle University will have this requirement waived.
English proficiency may be met with an official TOEFL score of 92 (IBT), or 580 (PBT); the IELTS exam with a minimum score of 7.0; PTE score of 62.
English Language and Culture Bridge program is not an option for applicants with insufficient English proficiency for regular admission
$619 per credit; 8 courses of 3 credits each can be completed within one year.
Choose two of the following courses:
An internship is a required component of the Post-Master's Certificate in TESOL. It is designed to provide a practical work-experience component in the student's professional preparation. More information on the internship may be found in the AEDT-TESOL_Internship_Handbook.
For more information on the Post-Master's TESOL Certificate, please contact the TESOL program faculty and staff.