Seattle Pacific University and The School of Teaching ESL have created a cooperative agreement that gives students several choices regarding professional development in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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Typically, those who seek certification or a graduate degree are seeking opportunities to teach English in the following situations:

  • In another country (English as a Foreign Language, or EFL)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) in K-12 schools in the United States
  • To adult learners in technical and community colleges, language schools, social service programs and/or workplace programs (ESL)

S-TESL offers a 12- and 24-credit post-bachelor certificate in TESOL, WA State ELL and Bilingual Endorsements for public school teachers, and graduate credit options for several MA programs at SPU.

Available programs:

TESOL CERTIFICATES

TESOL CERTIFICATE

❱❱❱ 12 credits

ELT 5530 Foundations in ELT

ELT 5532 Grammar in ELT

plus two electives

6+ hours of Field Experience

ADV TESOL CERTIFICATE

❱❱❱ 24 credits

all requirements from
TESOL Certificate

ELT 5545 Classroom Issues & Management in Teaching ELL

40 hrs Field Experience

3 elective classes

TESOL Certificates qualify you for ESL/EFL jobs both locally and abroad.

ELL & BILINGUAL ENDORSEMENTS

ELL ENDORSEMENT

❱❱❱ 28 credits

20 S-TESL credits

ELL Portfolio

WEST-E 051

EDCN 5730 Field Experience (SPU)

BILINGUAL ENDORSEMENT

❱❱❱ 25 credits

all requirements from ELL Endorsement

ELT 5547 Foundations of Bilingual Education

ACTFL oral and written score

WEST-E 050

You must have a WA State teaching license to complete an endorsement.

SPU Graduate Credit

transfer S-TESL credits to SPU graduate programs:

College of Arts and Sciences

MA-TESOL
12 credits w/grad project

MA-TESOL K-12
12 credits w/grad project

School of Education

MA Teaching
6 credits

STUDY OPTIONS AVAILABLE

S-TESL offers a variety of study formats. Credits earned can be applied towards TESOL Certificates, the ELL Endorsement or the Bilingual Endorsement. Formats may be combined to earn a certificate or endorsement.

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