School of Humanities and Cultural Studies

English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Undergraduate Certificate

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Why Choose English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

An undergraduate certificate in English can boost your employability by complementing your professional training with excellent writing, reasoning, and speaking skills and giving you the cultural capital to engage with people from all walks of life. Humanities study will enrich your personal life as well. If you enjoy reading and writing or encountering other cultures, speak to your advisor or contact the Department of English Language and Literatures to learn about our minor and certificate programs.


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. Internship supervisors must have a Master of Arts degree in TESOL

Academics and Curriculum

View the English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Undergraduate 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, a student 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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