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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Become an advocate for multilingual students, families, and communities.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Teach Across Global Contexts

The 100% online Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from NMSU Global Campus is designed to prepare inservice teachers to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students in the context of classrooms, schools, and communities.

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Career Pathways

While some jobs may require additional degrees or experience to qualify, here is a sampling of potential career options for holders of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL:

  • Curriculum/Course Designer
  • English Language Teacher Administrator
  • English Language Teacher Trainer
  • ESL Teacher
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“I love being a part of the Aggie community because it has been one of the most accepting and diverse communities I have been in.”

Elsie S., Class of 2023

In this TESOL certificate program, you’ll critically examine issues confronting Spanish-speaking and heritage language populations. With a TESOL International focus, you’ll be prepared to understand international contexts and teach across global settings.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 12 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The Graduate Certificate in TESOL program consists of 12 credits.

Courses Credits
BLED 5320: Second Language Acquisition 3
BLED 5420: Pedagogy of TESOL 3
BLED 5330: Assessment in Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Teaching 3
BLED 5990: TESOL Practicum 3
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At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.