Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12

School of Education

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.

Online

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15 with an optional 3-credit elective

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

  • 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.

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

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 application fee during the application process.

  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 when you submit your application for admission.

    If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to transcripts@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 objects with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment 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.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Certificate Program $200 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*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.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12