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Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate

Online
15-18
May 6, 2024
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The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a concentration in Adult Education-Collegiate, offered online, is presented from a Christian worldview. We will prepare you to work with adults who are learning English as a second or foreign language in both domestic and international settings. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and wisdom to address the growing needs for service delivery in this critical area. This certificate may also help advance your career in teaching and administration by equipping you as an expert in your field. To discuss this program with an admissions counselor by phone or in-person in Virginia Beach, call 888.713.1595.

  • Assess and apply language proficiency standards.
  • Learn proven strategies for engaging adult learners.
  • Explore linguistic, intercultural/cross-cultural education, and second language acquisition.
  • Learn from the #1 among the Best TEFL, TESL, and TESOL Schools in Virginia, as recognized by PLEXUSS, 2024.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

Provides an introduction to the study and analysis of phonology (sound), morphology (word formation) and syntax (grammar) in human language. Focuses on English, but comparisons will be made to other languages.
An overview of historical and current approaches to language pedagogy, as well as current issues and perspectives pertaining to teaching adult ESL/EFL learners. Principles of integrated skill instruction and techniques for teaching speaking and listening will also be addressed. The course serves as an introduction to the field of TESOL for those pursuing the adult learning track.
Preparation for teaching adult ESL/EFL students in a variety of settings. Principles and techniques for teaching reading and writing are emphasized.
Methodology for grammar instruction in English as a second or foreign language.
Review of research findings regarding child and adult first and second language acquisition with emphasis on the second-language learner and TESOL curriculum development, including identification and analysis of cognitive, affective, socio-cultural, and educational factors.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Note: Although the certificate can be completed in 15 hours, individuals seeking to teach at the collegiate level should complete a minimum of 18 hours of TESOL coursework (ETSL).

Application Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate in the Law & Higher Education$2509$2,250
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$25012$3,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Career Switcher$25024$6,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2509$2,250
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership$25012$3,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$25010$2,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$25012-14$3,000-$3,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$25010$2,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$25015-18$3,750-$4,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$25015$3,750
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2509$2,250

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“One of the biggest skills I learned through my studies at Regent was confidence. I learned that I am worthy, and I can go forward in my career and affect more students than just those in my own classroom.”

Kathy Galford, Ed.D., 2018 School Principal, Chesapeake Public Schools

“After a month of online learning at Regent, I thought, 'Man, this is the best thing!' Not only did I get to learn my discipline, I got to learn how my values and my beliefs can be intertwined into my discipline.”

Shaketta D. Thomas, Ed.S. - Educational Psychology, 2017; M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction, 2013 Testing Director & Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections

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Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D., 2005 Teacher Educator & Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

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Doreatha White, M.Ed., 1997 Principal, J.J. Roberts Elementary School

“Just four years after receiving my degree from Regent, I had the honor of being named one of the nation's top educators. My Regent professors honed my focus on leadership, quality and innovation in education, which I use in my classroom every day.”

Lakeshia Ames, M. Ed., 2008 Educational Leadership