School of Humanities and Cultural Studies

English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Graduate Certificate

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Why Choose English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

A graduate certificate in Professional and Technical Writing, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language, can boost your employability or open new doors by complementing your professional training.


View the English program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections. 

Real-World Experience

Students in the TESOL concentration, TESOL certificate programs, TEFL certificate, and Master of Arts program in TESOL must complete a semester-long internship before graduating. Most students are placed with a professor in Wright State’s intensive English program LEAP. Some students work with professors elsewhere. Internship supervisors must have a Master of Arts degree in TESOL

Academics and Curriculum

View the English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Graduate Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Prior to starting, review the program of study with a TEFL advisor. Some of the courses successfully completed in the TEFL Program may substitute for courses in other TESOL programs such as the TESOL certificate, endorsement, or M.A. TESOL program. See your advisor for details.


The TEFL certificate is open to any major or nondegree student who has completed ENG 2100. To receive the certificate, you must earn a 3.0 average for the courses in the program. If interested, contact your department advisor or the director of TESOL programs for further information.


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