Applications are open for Summer 2024
Upgrade Your Credentials: Take TESOL Online Courses at the University of Southern Indiana
You’re passionate about teaching English, and you’re ready to advance your career. At the University of Southern Indiana, we offer flexible teaching English as a second language courses to get you started on your professional goals.
USI’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is an online intensive program that you can complete quickly and conveniently — from wherever you live. Our TESOL online courses prepare you to teach in person and online — at home or abroad — so you can apply your skills and teach English language learners.
In your teaching English as a second language courses, not only will you learn methods of instruction and theories of language acquisition, you will also get hands-on teaching practice. USI’s immersive teaching English as a second language courses will give you the tools for success.
Find out more about our online second language learning program today!
What Jobs Teaching English as a Second Language Can I Expect to Pursue?
Community Centers. Immigration centers. Libraries. Schools in the United States and abroad.
By pursuing teaching English as a second language courses and certification at USI, you will have ample career options — no matter where you live. Your English as a second language certification courses prepare you to teach students in your community or around the world, either online or in person. Jobs teaching English as a second language opportunities may include:
- School administrator
- World languages and cultures educator
- English language learning specialist (ESL)
- Study abroad coordinator
- Cultural sustainability specialist
Once you complete your TESOL online courses and pursue jobs teaching English as a second language, it may inspire you to continue your education with a master’s degree in second language acquisition or policy and culture, or a certification in cultural awareness training. Our second language learning graduates have also pursued advanced degrees at Georgetown University, Illinois University and the University of New Mexico.
Summer intensive TESOL online courses
Immerse yourself in hands-on learning that blends second language learning preparation, theoretical foundation lectures and TESOL teaching practice sessions led by Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) trained faculty. Conveniently scheduled as a four-week intensive summer course, you can quickly complete your English as a second language certification online.
In addition, you will enjoy interacting with peers and faculty in our small teaching English as a second language courses — at USI our student-to-teacher ratio is 15:1.
Experienced, dedicated second language learning faculty
USI’s English as a second language certification faculty have hosted workshops at home and abroad. You’ll find your professors are not only knowledgeable, capable teachers, but also open, dedicated and approachable. All our faculty have PhDs in their fields from universities including UCLA, Indiana University and Washington University in St. Louis.
You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with them in lively, interactive, synchronous sessions and be fully prepared to pursue jobs teaching English as a second language.
Frequently Asked Questions
The TESOL certificate offers:
- Methodological and theoretical training on second language acquisition
- Instruction in teaching methodologies
- Online experience in the classroom
- Current MASPC students can enroll in WLC 523 (TESOL Certification). These 6 credits count towards the 30 credits of their master’s degree.
- Non-degree seeking students and working professionals with an undergraduate degree need the following:
- Complete the graduate application (Graduate Studies website). Select TESOL Certification.
- Enroll in WLC 523.
Marcia Mishler, USI TESOL Certificate, 2016
World Languages and Cultures Educator
Get Started on Your English as a Second Language Certification
Take the next step on your journey as you pursue jobs teaching English as a second language. Start your application or request more information today.