CGS – TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate

School of Education

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.

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 15-18

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

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 Certificate. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and Part-time.

  2. Pay your $25 application fee during the application process.

  3. Bachelor's Transcript - We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form.

  4. Complete your admissions survey. In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions survey 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: 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).

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

Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Certificate $200

Student Fees

Fee Amount
Library Orientation $50
Blackboard Orientation $50
Technology Fee $300 per term
Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100 per term
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15 for spring & fall terms

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


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TESOL Certificate (Adult Education/Collegiate) - Required Courses

Required during first semester

  • EDUC 500 Online Orientation (0 credits)
  • UNIV LIB Information, Research and Resources (0 credits)


  • ETSL 510 Linguistics (3)
  • ETSL 525 Language Teaching Approaches & Practices (3)
  • ETSL 550 Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language to Adults (3)
  • ETSL 555 Teaching Grammar to ESL/EFL Learners (3)
  • ETSL 560 First and Second Language Acquisition (3)


  • ETSL 505 Serving English Language Learners in K-12 Classrooms (3)
  • ETSL 530 Teaching English Language Learners Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (3)
  • ETSL 540 Multicultural Education (3)
  • ETSL 565 Training ESL/EFL Speaking & Listening (3)

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).

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