TESOL Certificate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification

Mission Statement

Through a unique synergy of theory and practice, the Teachers College TESOL Certificate Program prepares graduates to teach English to adult speakers of other languages. Students are taught to adapt and apply principles of communicative language teaching to a variety of settings and learner populations. We emphasize sensitivity to teacher and student diversity, which can include factors such as: cultural, religious, linguistic, educational, and socio-economic background; race and ethnicity; and sexual orientation and gender expression. Graduates are prepared to become active, reflective, and collaborative TESOL professionals in local and international contexts. 


Program Offerings and Workshops

Full-time Summer Intensive TCP

Part-Time Fall/Spring TCP

Attend a TESOL workshop

Our Events

There are exciting things are on the horizon at the TESOL Certificate Program! Mark your calendars and we hope you'll join us for our upcoming events.


June 17, 2023 (10am-3pm) Beyond the Essay: Teaching Knowledge, Skills and Processes for ESL Writing (Online, on Zoom)

July 29, 2023 (10am-3pm) Pronunciation: Building Autonomy While Teaching the Skills (in person on campus @ Teachers College)

Register here 

Online Information Sessions 

Attend an info session to learn more about the Program.

Dates: June 13, 2023 (5:30-6:30pm)

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Virtual Open House 

Attend our virtual open house to learn more about the Program and meet faculty, staff, and alumni.

  July 13, 2023 (6-7:30pm)

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*Please note: all times listed are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please convert for your own time zone accordingly, if necessary.

Our Community

TCP 2022 Newsletter

We are happy to share our latest TESOL Certificate Program newsletter for this year. The newsletter features latest news on our faculty and alumni, as well as upcoming TCP events and new announcements.

Affiliated Programs

Language Program Management Certificate

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Community Language Program

Community Language Program

M.A. in AL & TESOL

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