Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program

Designed to assist students to live their purpose

  • Earn a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate to add to your resume.
  • Certificate program is also available for International Students* and Post-baccalaureate students.
  • Five courses, three credits each.
  • All classes in eight-week, online format.

Program Objectives

To provide excellent short-term language teacher training in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) to national and international students who wish to teach English as a second language primarily in countries other than the United States.

To provide students with:

  • A Christian world view which provides the literary scholar a mechanism with which to explore God’s created world and examine his or her individual role in it as a person of faith.
  • A theoretical and critical base from which to examine literature, explore the writing process, understand language, and ground scholarly research that is current, informed, and competitive.
  • Pedagogical considerations that provide a balance of theory, content and application particularly for the fields of scholarly pursuits and teaching will be modeled and discussed.
  • Comparative or interdisciplinary approach which allows students new avenues of research and investigation in keeping with current movements in the field and in education.

Intended Audience

The TESOL Certificate program is designed for graduate and Post-baccalaureate students from a related major who wish to added specialized skills is TESOL, current or prospective teachers interested in TESOL in the US and those who are pursuing teaching abroad opportunities.

  • Teaching Second Language Writing
  • Contextual Approaches to Grammar
  • Theory and Methods
  • Second Language Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Second Language Acquisition

*Applicants must certify English language proficiency by submitted a minimum score of 89 IBY on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.5. on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

What are CBU's admissions requirements?

Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completion of the application for admission - TESOL
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the evaluated equivalency of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution)
  • Three recommendations from sources that can personally attest to the candidate’s potential for scholarly and professional success.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission and 2.75 for conditional admission.
  • International Students: Applicants must certify English language proficiency by submitting a minimum score of 89 IBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Essay/Personal Statement: Students must complete a comprehensive essay, of at least 500 words, describing educational and professional goals, including reasons for studying TESOL at CBU.
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Professional development unit cost is $166.00
  • Certificate applicable ($2,490 certificate)
  • May be taken for graduate
    credit - call for per unit cost
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance may be available if taken for graduate credit - as a degree seeking candidate.
  • Completing additional teaching requirements? Check with your District for possible funding assistance.
Download TESOL Program Brochure

TESOL Brochure


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program Major Program (15 units)

Courses (15 units)

Theory and Methods
Contextual Approaches to Grammar
Teaching Second Language Writing
Second Language Curriculum Development and Assessment
Second Language Acquisition

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

CBU Online
© 2014 California Baptist University
Online and Professional Studies
10370 Hemet Street Suite 200
Riverside, California 92503
Toll-Free: 877.236.1617
Local: 951.343.3900
Fax: 951.358.1181
Navigating Away...
close

You are being redirected to the following page on the CALBAPTIST.EDU Web site:

The new page will open in a separate window/tab.

Continue    Stay at CBUONLINE.EDU