Certification Programs for ESL Teachers


The Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL online program from the USC Rossier School of Education prepares you to teach students of all ages in the U.S. and internationally, gives you the option to pursue a teaching credential, and can be completed in 12 months.

Capella University offers an online Master’s program in English Language Learning and Teaching designed to help educators advance their career in supporting diverse student populations. While it does not satisfy licensure requirements, the program can help you build the skills to use instructional strategies, emerging trends, and best practices to effectively teach English Language Learners and help students adapt to new cultural environments.

The Grand Canyon University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program.

As our nation’s schools welcome a growing number of English language learners into the classroom, ESL has become a high needs area in the majority of school districts nationwide. As a result, many aspiring teachers are now seeking initial teacher certification in ESL, while many existing teachers are taking the classes they need to add an ESL endorsement to their primary certification area.

Whether you’re looking to work with English language learners as a dedicated ESL teacher, or just want to add an ESL endorsement to better serve the English language learners in your classroom, the schools shown here will offer the courses you need.

Request information on multiple certification and degree programs to find the one that’s right for you.