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A graduate with a student: Pursue a Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL K-12 at Regent University.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12

Online
12 with an optional 3-credit elective
June 17, 2024
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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 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.

  • 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 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.

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

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.

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