Colorado Christian University
TESOL Certificate Online

Online Graduate TESOL Certificate

The online, accredited, graduate-level Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) certificate program at Colorado Christian University prepares candidates to successfully teach English language learners in the United States and abroad.

TESOL certification enables individuals to work overseas for mission organizations and international schools, as well as working with second language learners in the United States.

The program teaches candidates to apply evidence-based solutions to second language learning and teaching; to develop lessons focusing on critical language structures in support of second language development; to contextualize language instruction based on student proficiency levels and academic experience; and to plan, implement, and modify appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of English language learners.

The online TESOL Certificate is available as a stand-alone program, or you may transfer 15 credits from the certificate to a CCU master's degree in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education or Curriculum and Instruction.

TESOL International Associate Framework

The TESOL Certificate program at Colorado Christian University is aligned with the TESOL International Association framework for short-term certificate programs. Embedded within the Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, both the certificate and degree program have been aligned with the TESOL International Association's recommended Standards for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Visit these websites for additional information about the TESOL International Association framework for short-term certificate programs:

The TESOL International Association does not provide recommendations or endorsements for degree or certificate programs.

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