TESOL Graduate Certificate

Build on your teaching certification. Prepare to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Become a TESOL specialist.

Are you a certified teacher in U.S. PreK-12 schools?

Build your career with us. Become a specialist for teaching English learners. Achieve this goal with accelerated online courses that are designed for the busy teacher. Focus on one eight-week course at a time and earn these credentials separately or concurrently:

  • TESOL Graduate Certificate (15 credits in three semesters: fall, spring and summer)
  • Missouri K-12 ELL Endorsement (30 credits)
  • M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies in English Language Teaching and Literacy Education (36 credits).

Career opportunities:

  • Classroom teacher
  • English learner specialist
  • Instructional coach
  • District EL coordinator


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Maximize your investment of time and money.
Missouri State's total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average.

Financial aid and scholarships are available. In fact, Bears access more than $150 million in financial aid per year. 


Advance your skills with this accredited, flexible degree program. 
Enjoy a high level of academic excellence. Full-time faculty develop and teach the same curriculum online as taught on-campus. 

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Get ahead sooner.  
Earn your certificate in just 15 credit hours 

Learn more about the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program, a part of the English Department. Find out more about the graduate college, program requirements, and financial aid. 

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