TESOL Certificate Program through U of M

The English Language Institute’s online TESOL Certificate Program offers English language teacher

training to anyone who is interested in working with and teaching non-native speakers. This includes

recent graduates, current students, those interested in teaching abroad, current teachers looking for

strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners, community members, and international participants

who meet English language proficiency requirements. The 12-week course includes 100 online

instructional hours, 20 hours of practicum (observation and instruction), mentorship by experienced

ESL/EFL teachers, and help pursuing a career in the teaching profession. This program meets industry

standards for program length and structure, administration, student services, curriculum and

instruction, and instructor qualifications as defined by the TESOL International Association. The

combination of this certificate and a bachelor’s degree will satisfy minimum qualifications to teach

English at most independent language schools worldwide. This course is flexible and works with most

full-time student and work schedules. The spring program runs from January 22 to May 6. The program

cost is $1,300; registration is through the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning. Here is the

registration link: TESOL Registration Spring 2020.

If you have any questions about specific course details, feel free to email TESOL Certificate Program

instructor Josh Rosenberger at joshua.rosenberger@mso.umt.edu.