Certificate applications must be received by December 27th. Any certificate requests received on or after January 1, 2018 will not be processed and the documentation will be destroyed. If you graduated from S-TESL after Spring Quarter 2013 and earned a TESOL certificate, see below for instructions on how to apply. If you graduated before Spring Quarter 2013, see the bottom of this page.

Certificate Application Requirements

  1. Official transcript (Bachelor’s degree or higher) on file with S-TESL.
    (If you have previously submitted a certificate request you will need to include a new BA transcript with your application.)
  2. Official SPU transcript indicating completion of 12 (or 24) credits, minimum 3.0 GPA.
  3. Field Experience, min. six hours (for 12-credit certificate), verified and recorded. Must be completed within one year of your last course.

Complete the application and field experience forms found below and submit with supporting documents to:

The School of Teaching ESL
ATTN: Certificate Application
2400 NW 80th St. #156
Seattle, WA 98117-4449

Certificate Application Form
If you’re a graduate applying for a 12- or 24-credit SPU certificate, use this form. Be sure to include any applicable fees and mail all components together.
Field Experience Packet
Here you’ll find guidelines, FAQs, and essential forms. The ESL Field Experience Verification Form can be filled out ahead of time and kept with your records. Be sure to fill out this form while still in contact with the host instructor.

Seattle University Transcripts

If you graduated June 2002-June 2013 please direct all inquiries to SU’s College of Education at coeinfo@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-5760. For Seattle University transcript requests, see www.seattleu.edu/transcripts.