University of Central Florida
College of Arts and Humanities
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English and a Foreign Language (TEFL)
English has become the gateway to many international and technical jobs, as well as for entrance into institutions of higher education, and the number of people interested in learning English as a second or third language is increasing steadily. With the rising demand for English instructors comes an increasing need for individuals qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. The majority of overseas English language schools require their teachers to be certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
The TEFL certificate program provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to teach English as a Foreign Language in overseas settings. The program focuses on the fundamentals of EFL teaching principles and methodology, linguistics, materials/curriculum development, and testing. (Note: the TEFL Certificate Program is not designed for teachers seeking K-12 ESOL endorsement in Florida.)
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for non-degree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.
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