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Graduate Certificate in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Soonhyang Kim

(904) 620-1744

Building 57 , Room 2220


Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 10

Summer Term . . . March 15

There may be an opportunity to work in China, Korea, or Mexico for one year while completing this certificate.
Admission Requirements
University requirements:
  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  2. Official transcripts from all attended institutions.


Program Overview
The Graduate Certificate in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides students with advanced knowledge in the education of ELLs (English Language Learners) of any age. The completion of six TESOL graduate courses awards a candidate a TESOL certificate from the University of North Florida, and qualifies a candidate to apply for the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement to be added to the candidate's existing Florida teacher's certificate. Coursework covers the ESOL domains of linguistics, assessment, culture, methods, and curriculum. All of the required 6 TESOL courses will start being offered completely online in Fall 2013.
Special Notes about the Program
Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website   for more information regarding eligibility.  


Program Faculty
Curriculum and Requirements
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
One year or longer