English Language Teaching Certificate

The English Language Teaching Certificate program in the College of Education provides students with the skills to teach English to adult learners, international students and English language learners abroad. This program is ideal for those who want to develop a solid foundation for teaching English to non-native speakers and can serve as a critical pathway to the master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of English in Other Languages (TESOL).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in education or a related subject; GRE scores are not required. With departmental approval, non-matriculated students may register for up to nine credits of graduate study. Learn more about non-degree course registration for graduate coursework.

Application Components

Submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

  1. Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation are required. Your recommendations should be from college or university faculty members who can speak to your academic abilities.

  2. Statement of Goals: Write a one- to two-page statement outlining your interest in the English Language Teaching Certificate program with a specific focus on your interests, target career, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.

  3. Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all credit-bearing courses you’ve taken at colleges and universities. These should be sent directly from the original sources in sealed envelopes. Or emailed to educate@temple.edu.

  4. Résumé: Include a current copy.

Additional requirements for international students

Standardized Test Scores: TOEFL score (international applicants only): A minimum 79 iBT or 550 PBT is required. See all international graduate applicant requirements.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Graduate Certificate program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $898.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,231.00 per credit

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