If you have the desire to teach English to speakers of other languages, enhance your career with UGA's Global TESOL Certificate program.
The Global TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate is a 150-hour training program designed for individuals who want to teach English in a non-public school setting within or outside of the United States. Unlike basic TESOL courses available online, this is an in-depth program that includes observing TESOL classrooms and practicing with other students.
The four course modules in this classroom program will give you a solid theoretical foundation for teaching English, as well as hands-on classroom experience and job-searching skills. You will learn about intercultural communication, linguistics, and curriculum and lesson plan development. Successful completion of the program will prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, tutor or cross-cultural communicator both at home and abroad.
|THE CURRICULUM||This is a comprehensive, 150-hour training program for individuals who want to teach English in a non-public school setting.|
|THE CERTIFICATE||The Global TESOL Certificate is awarded for completion of four modules, which can be taken in any order. 15 CEUs or 15 PLUs.|
Modules are offered in Fall or Spring semesters (in some cases, both).
The modules can be taken in any sequence. Each module includes outside research, projects, observation and portfolio development.
To register for the complete certificate:
- Saturday Session at UGA Gwinnett Campus –
Individual Spring courses are now available for registration:
A detailed list of course dates and times can be downloaded in PDF format.
Saturday Courses offered:
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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$1395 – Four modules/Full package
$359 – Single module
Some modules require student to purchase a textbook.
- Individuals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages
- Teachers, instructors or trainers
- Au pairs
Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia
15 CEUs or 15 PLUs for the complete certificate
To receive PLUs, teachers must complete and submit this Prior Approval Form before starting the class.
Sarah Anne Shope, PhD, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching English to speaker of other languages. She has been active in developing and facilitating Global TESOL training courses and programs, and her area of expertise includes applied linguistics, issues of culture, methodology for teaching English as a second language and/or as a foreign language, and creative professional writing. As a professional writer, Shope has considerable commercial, literary and academic publication credits.
- Must have excellent communication skills in English
- High school diploma or bachelors degree
Military Funding Information:
The Global TESOL Certificate Program has been approved by the Department of Veterans Services to receive GI Bill funding. Spouses of active duty military members that are eligible for MYCAA and active duty military members that are eligible for Air Force TA and Army TA may contact their education service officer to apply for course approval. For more information regarding military funding for this course, visit our Financial and Military Assistance page or contact our office at 706-542-3537.