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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)

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The Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) Certificate Program consists of four core courses that will give you the foundation and knowledge necessary to work with ELLs. These four courses can be applied toward the 24 credit hour Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (CLDE) endorsement and 


The TESL/TEFL Certificate Program is 12 credit hours and consists of these four courses offered on a cohort basis beginning every even-numbered summer semester:

Additional items of note for International applicants:

English Proficiency must be demonstrated through providing evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, a TOEFL score of 550-(paper-based) or 80-(internet-based), or a Kaplan International Tools for English (KITE®) score of a minimum of 460. Students may make arrangements to take KITE® at the Global Engagement Office.

Applicants with any post-secondary course work from an international higher education institution that is recognized by their country’s Education Ministry must submit a course-by-course foreign degree evaluation by a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/members), AACRAO (http://aacrao.matrixdev.net/home) or World Education Services/WES https://www.wes.org/).

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.

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