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TESOL Certificate Program

Teachers College, Columbia University

Summer Intensive Program

The summer intensive program is ideal for candidates who are ready to jump into a new career or for current teachers looking to develop new skills over the summer. Due to the intensive nature of the program, we do not recommend pursuing the summer program while also working. 


The 2019 full-time summer intensive program will run from May 6 to July 26.

  • Online portion: May 6 - June 14
  • On-site portion: June 24 - July 26

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, students will be attending classes on Teachers College campus from Monday through Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm.

Application deadline for full-time summer intensive program is March 1, 2019. 

Summer Intensive Academic Calendar

March 1, 2019       Application deadline for the summer program
May 6, 2019  First day of the online portion of the summer program
May 28, 2019 Memorial Day (TCP Office Closed)
June 14, 2019 End of the online portion of the summer program
June 24, 2019 First day on-site at Teachers College, Columbia University
July 4, 2019  Fourth of July (TCP Office Closed)
July 5, 2019    No TCP Class
July 26, 2019   Last day of on-site classes