College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

About This Program

The graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language offers specialized training to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to teach English to non-native speakers. With experienced faculty and flexible course options, you'll gain the tools needed to succeed as an ESL or EFL teacher.  Read more...

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

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

* 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.