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Pursue a Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL K-12 at Regent University.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12

Online
15 with an optional 3-credit elective
May 10, 2021
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The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a concentration in K-12, offered online, will prepare you to work with nonnative English speakers in their communities or abroad. Presented from a Christian worldview, this concentration equips currently licensed teachers with foundational understandings and practical strategies for serving the needs of English language learners ranging from kindergarten to high school. This certificate may also help advance your career in teaching and/or administration by positioning you as an expert in this vitally important field. To discuss this program with an admissions counselor by phone or in-person in Virginia Beach, call 888.713.1595.

  • Gain foundational understandings in linguistics, second language acquisition, literacy, methodology, and assessment.
  • Learn strategies and best practices for instruction and assessment of English language learners.
  • Apply skills in alignment with the WIDA and TESOL English language proficiency standards.
  • Learn from the #1 Best TESOL Program in Virginia, as recognized by PLEXUSS, 2020.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

  • ESL/ESOL Teacher
  • ESL/ESOL Administrator
  • Teacher or administrator in international contexts
Note: In Virginia and many other states, currently licensed teachers can obtain an additional endorsement in ESL by earning a passing score on the ESOL Praxis II. The Regent TESOL certificate with a concentration in K-12 addresses all of the areas covered on this important assessment. For information, please consult your state department of education, as well as the Educational Testing Services website.
Designed to prepare teachers to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 classrooms. The course is appropriate for prospective and current ESL teachers and general classroom teachers.
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.
Introduction to a broad array of methods for TESOL. Focuses on principles and practices of teaching and an introduction to the profession of TESOL.

Preparation for developing ESL students' literacy skills in the content areas. Attention will also be given to grammar and the other language modes.

Methodology for intensive 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.

Methodology for oral language instruction in English as a second or foreign language.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

You must submit a current copy of your teaching license with your admissions application.

Application Process – TESOL Certificate

  1. Submit your online application. Please apply for Graduate level, then choose Online, Desired Program: Certificate of Graduate Studies in Education, Major: TESOL – K-12 Certificate. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and Part-time.
  2. Pay your $25 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
  3. Provide your unofficial college transcripts. We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.

    If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: EDU Certificate Application Pieces.

    If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

  4. Complete your admissions questionnaire. In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Note: A copy of your current teaching license is required.

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$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$20012$2,400
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$20012-14$2,400-$2,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$20015-18$3,000-$3,600
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$20015$3,000
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2009$1,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)
CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate in the Law & Higher Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$20012$2,400
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2009$1,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$20012-14$2,400-$2,800
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$20010$2,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$20015-18$3,000-$3,600
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$20015$3,000
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2009$1,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“Regent's M.Ed. in TESOL program has prepared me to organize and run the ESL courses at my school. Regent's TESOL professors assign the most applicable projects, which have helped me with planning lessons, selecting curriculum and creating assessments, as well as with conducting several teacher-in-service sessions for my school.”

Katherine Tipton, M.Ed., 2011 Teacher

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Jasmine Farnsworth, Doctor of Education, 2022

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Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D., 2008 K-12 School Leadership

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

“A great teacher learns how to love and care for the students. At Regent this isn't only taught as our responsibility to others but it is modeled. The caring instructors seek to grow leaders with a Christian worldview and a heart to serve others.”

Wilbur Chapman, M.Ed., 2011 TESOL