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Preparing you to teach English


In cooperation with Seattle Pacific University, The School of Teaching ESL offers specialized bachelor and graduate programs leading to a number of English language teaching credentials, including TESOL/TEFL Certificates, ELL and Bilingual Endorsements, and graduate credit options for MA-TESOL and MA Teaching degrees at SPU.


Our full-service program is known for its professionalism and quality. We offer a range of study options to cater to your individual needs. Our experienced instructors build your knowledge while focusing you on the practical skills to teach English. Our director provides resources and tools to help you transition to employment. We can help you launch a career or take yours in a new direction.


We are always available to conduct face-to-face advising or speak with you over the phone. We will work with you one on one to determine the best study plan to suit your needs. Contact our office where one of our dedicated staff members can answer your questions and get you started!

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Upcoming Events



Registration now open


July 11 - Aug 5

Space Available

Aug 8 - Sept 8

Space Available


Meet once a week

ELT 5530 Foundations

TUE: June 14 - Aug 2


One week = 3 credits

ELT 5534 Reading/Writing

June 20 - June 24

ELT 5532 Grammar

June 27 - July 1

ELT 5536 Culture

July 18 - July 22

ELT 5542 Assessment

Aug 1 - Aug 5

ELT 5533 Materials

Aug 8 - Aug 12

ELT 5537 Young Learners

Aug 22 - Aug 26


July 7 - Sept 15

5530 Foundations

5532 Grammar

5535 Pronunciation

5536 Cultural Issues

5537 Content

5542 Assessment

5545 Classroom Issues

5546 Advocacy/Leadership

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  • “The program is one of the best teacher instruction classes I have ever been in. The theories and ideas are taught, modeled, and incorporated into every aspect of the program.”

    Graduate Student
  • “Lively teachers who are genuinely concerned about student learning. The faculty is committed to staying abreast of research and current topics in ELT.”

    S-TESL Graduate