Feb 25, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)

This postbaccalaureate credit certificate program is designed to prepare students to teach English as a second language (ESL) in post-secondary settings in the U.S. or to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad. Specifically, the program is designed for (A) students who hold a master’s degree in a discipline other than ESL or applied linguistics and wish to be certified to teach ESL in a community college or university and (B) students who plan to teach EFL abroad.

Admission to the Program

Apply for formal admission to the program through the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education .

U.S. Department of Education
Gainful Employment Disclosure  


Requirements for the Certificate (minimum 24 units)

In addition to course requirements, a passing grade for UNIV 400, Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), is required for issuance of the certificate. A minimum B (3.0) grade point average is required in all course work on the program. Refer to the Graduate  and Postbaccalaureate Study chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.