College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

About This Program

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language undergraduate certificate immerses students within another culture while at the same time giving them the structure and support that allows them to succeed as teachers of English. With the world’s growing need for individuals who speak English, the demand for people who can teach English as a foreign language has grown rapidly over the past few decades.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and English as a Second Language instructors

  • -10.4% decline
  • 59,300 number of jobs
  • $55,350 potential earnings

Tutors and teachers and instructors, all other

  • 7.4% faster than the average
  • 406,200 number of jobs
  • $40,590 potential earnings

Additional Careers

  • Teacher of English as a foreign language
  • Language school instructor (in the US or abroad)
  • Assistant language teacher
  • Educational materials writer/editor
  • Language assessment writer/editor
  • Curriculum designer
  • Educational consultant

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.