College of Education

Grad Cert: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

Specialize in Linguistically Diverse Education

The College of Education offers a TESOL program, which helps prepare students who are planning to teach content classes with English language learners (ELLs) and ELLs in either the United States or other countries. The 18-credit program confirms the completion of a linguistically-focused program of preparation for work in the field of TESOL.

The 18-credit TESOL program, 6 TESOL courses, is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as requirements for the ESOL teaching endorsement to the graduate and undergraduate students who have the Missouri P-12 primary teaching certificates. The TESOL program is a focus area for the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) and the Ph.D. degree programs as well as an undergraduate minor at UMSL. See requirement below for the pursuit of the TESOL Graduate Certificate independent of other graduate study. Apply as a non-degreed student and select to work on the TESOL Graduate Certificate issued by UMSL Graduate School.

Contact Advisor:

COE: Office of Advising and Student Services
116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCC)
p: (314) 516-5937
f: (314) 516-6689

mon-thurs: 8a - 7p
fri: 8a - 5p


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Applying for a Graduate Certificate