As you probably have known, TESOL certificate opens up the opportunity to work in various countries as an English teacher, teaching English to those whose native language is not English.

Upon completion of this Professional Certificate, you will receive a TESOL certificate from Arizona State University.

There are 8 courses that you will need to complete in order to get the certificate:
Course 1: Foundational Principles
Course 2: Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Course 3: Lesson Design and Assessment
Course 4: Capstone Project 1
Course 5: Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar
Course 6: Second Language Listening, Speaking and Pronounciation
Course 7: Technology Enriched Teaching
Course 8: Capstone Project 2

It takes around 6-12 months to complete, depending on your pace. You learn at your own schedule. The deadlines are also flexible, following your schedule.

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Why Learn TESOL from Arizona State University

Arizona State University is one of the top universities in US. Some of its ranking:
– 10th in the World in the subject of Education (Academic Ranking of World Universities – Shanghai Ranking 2019)
– 13th Graduate Education School in Nation (US News & World Report 2021)
– Top 5 producer of TFA teachers five years in a row (Teach for America 2019)
– 1st in the US for innovation (US News & World Report 2016-2021)
– Top 10 university in the US chosen by International Students (Institute of International Education 2019)
– Top 10 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (US News & World Report 2020)

The Instructors

Jessica Cinco
Jessica Cinco has been teaching English as a Second Language for 13 years, both in the United States and in overseas. After graduating with undergraduate degrees in both German and Communications, she spent 6 years teaching in South Korea. Then she completed her MA TESOL from Southeast Missouri State University, and now working at Arizona State University.

Andrea Mürau Haraway
Andrea Mürau Haraway has over 20 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language both in the U.S and in Japan. She has conducted faculty development workshops and teacher training for teachers from around the world and taught various Business English courses in the MBA Program and Executive Education at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Andrea has presented nationally and internationally on various topics such as writing instruction, multilingualism in business communication, discourse analysis, and corporate and cultural communication protocols in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Andrea also has an M.S Education degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived in the Netherlands, worked in Japan, and traveled to Europe and Asia, and now working.

Emilia Gracia
Emilia Gracia is part of the International Educators’ Equip in Global Launch at Arizona State University working as a supervisor of a group of English as a second language professor. Before the launch of Global Launch, Emilia taught English as a second language class at Los Estados Unidos, and at the new university in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. Emilia received a master’s degree in Spanish from Lingua Extranjera de La Norte de Arizona (NAU) and a diploma at the University of Pontificia Catificlica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo.

Dr. Justin Shewell
Dr. Justin Shewell has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Arizona State University, and a Master’s degree in TESOL from Brigham Young University. He has taught English for more than 15 years in several countries and in several states in the United States. He has published articles and book chapters on the use of technology in teaching English and improving teacher performance. His research interests include effective integration of technology into various curricular settings, the use of video in improving teacher and student performance, teaching pronunciation and vocabulary, and effective online instructional methods.

Dr. Shane Dixon
Dr. Dixon has designed teacher training and custom programs for groups from China, Korea, Japan, Iraq, Peru, and Mexico, and has created language programs for companies such as General Electric (Brazil), LG (Korea), and Toyota (Japan). Most recently, Dr. Dixon was academic lead for a large scale (500 person) English teacher training program sponsored by the Mexican government. He is currently designing ASU’s online TESOL certificate program on the Coursera platform. Dr. Dixon has taught and managed an English program in Venezuela. He holds a doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University and a master’s in English language planning and policy from Brigham Young University.

Graduate Career Outcomes

53% Started a new career after completing this TESOL certification

32% Got a pay increase or promotion


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Applied Learning Project

Not only learning theories, but you will also write lesson plans, record your teaching by yourself, and create a professional teaching portfolio to impress current or future employers. You will also have the opportunity to submit a teaching portfolio for expert review in the final Capstone course.


Admission Requirements

Anyone can do the course, as long as you have an interest in English as a second or foreign language. No prior teaching experience is required.

Refund Policy

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Online Courses

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