Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching You the Language of Success
The TESOL certificate program trains students in the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language. TESOL certification is the ideal path for individuals interested in teaching English as a second language (ESL) at language institutes, teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) in a community agency or adult education environment, and to those who plan to teach English as a foreign language abroad. The certificate is also an excellent way to diversify an undergraduate degree or complement a graduate degree.
The TESOL certificate program is open to non-degree seeking students, as well as degree-seeking students in any UWest major. Undergraduates interested in pursuing TESOL certification must declare a minor in TESOL and will receive the certificate upon completion of the TESOL curriculum.