Part-Time Fall/Spring Program | TESOL Certificate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification

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TESOL Certificate Program

Teachers College, Columbia University

Part-Time Fall-Spring Program

The TESOL Certificate Program is ideal for recent college students, current teachers who want to improve their skills, and career-changers. The part-time program is particularly suited for students who are currently working or have other commitments on their time. Interested in a full-time program? Click here


The part-time fall 2019/spring 2020 program will run from September 30, 2019 - April 27, 2020.

  • Online portion: September 30, 2019 - December 16, 2019
  • On-site portion: February 7, 2020 - April 17, 2020
  • Final paper due April 27 (There is no instruction after 4/17. Final papers are submitted online)

During the online portion, the hours are flexible. Students will take courses using a highly interactive learning management system called Canvas. The online portion is semi-synchronous, which allows students to study and complete assignments on their own time, abiding by the set deadlines by the instructors.

During the on-site portion, the hours are Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Students will teach in the Community Langauge Program on Friday mornings and take classes throughout the day. 

Part-time Fall/Spring Academic Calendar

August 30, 2019 Application deadline for the fall 2019/spring 2020 program
September 30, 2019 First day of the online portion of the part-time fall/spring program
November 25-29, 2019  Thanksgiving break
December 16, 2019 End of the online portion of the fall/spring program
February 7, 2020 First day on-site at Teachers College, Columbia University
March 15-22, 2019 Spring break: no classes
April 17, 2020 Last day of on-site classes
April 27, 2020 Final reflection paper due