Course Description

North Carolina State University's TESOL Certificate Program is designed for individuals who want to teach English abroad or in their local community. The program covers seven areas important to ESL instructors, such as learning in different cultural contexts, implementing effective classroom strategies, teaching pronunciation, and teaching reading, writing, and vocabulary. Each course is taught by an experienced ESL instructor. Learn more about our instructors.

Please note: The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Program is not a North Carolina ESL K-12 Teacher Licensure Program. Information about the NC State ESL Licensure Program can be found here.


All applicants must have a bachelor's degree or currently be working on completing a bachelor's degree.

All applicants to the TESOL certificate program must send Robin Kube a copy of their undergraduate transcripts showing a minimum GPA of 2.5 before being allowed to enroll.

Non-native speakers of English must achieve a score of 100 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). In addition, non-native speakers of English must show proof of at least a 28 on the Speaking section of the iBT or at least an 8 on the speaking part of IELTS.

Non-native speakers of English must provide a current (i.e., within the last three years) TOEFL score of at least 100 with a minimum of 28 on the Speaking section of the TOEFL.

Non-native speakers of English who have lived in the U.S. since the age of 8 and demonstrate native-like proficiency in all four skills may petition to have the TOEFL score requirement waived.

*No refunds will be issued after the first 7 days of class. Cancellations made within 5 days of the start date of class will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.*

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
TESOL Certificate Program
Apr 25, 2020 to Aug 01, 2020
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $1,795.00 or $500.00 deposit
Section Notes

*This session is opened to 12 registrants.

*Program participants with a balance due, registration must be paid in full by noon on Monday, April 20, 2020, to avoid being dropped from the program.*

*Cancellations made before April 17, 2020, will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds will be issued after 7 days of the first day of the program.