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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!


S-TESL graduates span the globe


Check out our Digital Alumni Map to see how many doors a TESOL certificate can open for you.

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Upcoming Events



Keith Folse

January 23 Sold Out

Nina Weinstein

February 27 Sold Out

Jennifer Haywood

March 12 Space Available!


Registration opens Feb 10


TESOL Certificate + 12 credits

February 22 - March 8

Winter Quarter

April 24 - April 29

May 16 - June 10


Meet once a week

ELT 5542 Assessment

TUE: Apr 5 - May 31

ELT 5530 Foundations

WED: Apr 6 - June 1

ELT 5532 Grammar

WED: Apr 7 - June 2


Apr 14 - June 23

5530 Foundations

5532 Grammar

5533 Materials

5535 Pronunciation

5536 Cultural Issues

5538 Young Learners

5539 Teaching ESP

5545 Classroom Issues

5536 Advocacy/Leadership

View full 2016 schedule


  • “I thought the class was extremely well organized. The material was very useful to me in the teaching that I am currently doing. I think that I personally learned more from this class than many of the others I have taken to get my teaching degree. The class was challenging but fun.”

    Online Student
  • “I have found that the S-TESL students far outshine others in terms of preparedness to teach immediately, and the ability to be creative and flexible … S-TESL graduates are strongly prepared with the materials, theory, practice and confidence that others lack. This makes S-TESL graduates stand out in a field that is inundated with qualified candidates.”

    Local Employer