University of Mary Washington

Stafford Campus

Teaching English as a Second Language



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Teaching English as a Second Language

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is designed for adult part-time students and current teachers who want to enhance their credentials. This certificate is valuable for anyone who is interested in an ESL related career and is now the primary credential for ESL professionals. Furthermore, changing demographics with the accompanying pressure to assimilate, to pass minimum literacy standards, and the need to find employment create a large demand for teachers with skills to teach a linguistically diverse population.


The University of Mary Washington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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