Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Graduate Certificate provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to teach English as a Foreign Language in overseas settings. The program focuses on the fundamentals of EFL teaching principles and methodology, linguistics, materials/curriculum development, and testing.
English has become the gateway to many international and technical jobs, as well as for entrance into institutions of higher education, and the number of people interested in learning English as a second or third language is increasing steadily. With the rising demand for English instructors comes an increasing need for individuals qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. The majority of overseas English language schools require their teachers to be certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. There is no such thing as an "international certification," though many online sites appear to offer one. Our four-course program is taught by qualified instructors with experience in language pedagogy and overseas teaching. (Note: The TEFL Certificate Program is not designed for teachers seeking K-12 ESOL endorsement in Florida.)