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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)

Pursue Your TELL Certificate Online at Post University!

Are you ready to discover what it takes to help non-native speakers better learn and understand the English language? Want to build a solid foundation of the insights and skills used to teach English as a second language? Post University’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) offers the practical and pedagogical tools, knowledge-base, and experience you could use to pursue a future in TELL.

Coursework for the TELL certificate covers key learning theories involved in learning English as a non-native speaker. You will have an opportunity to investigate methods for effective instruction and strategies in English as a Second Language (ESL) education, including the skills used to provide instruction in grammar, syntax, and everyday usage. This program offers the opportunity to build the skills used to teach English as a second language to students of all ages, including younger age groups, high schoolers, and adult learners.

What Could I Do with a TELL Certificate?

Upon completion of your Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners studies, you will have had the opportunity to build the skills used in the creation of engaging, intuitive learning experiences. Coursework is designed to provide the insights you could use to meet challenges and opportunities teaching English language learners in the field of education. This program also explores what it takes to offer instruction through online learning, educational games, and corporate training courses.

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher’s license or TESOL certification.

Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education:

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills

Coursework for your TELL certificate is designed to help you build the foundation of insights necessary to:

  • Develop effective curricular and instructional approaches for teaching English language learners in a range of educational settings
  • Pursue skills utilized in teaching English to students of all ages
  • Help learners develop an aptitude for conversational English
  • Build proficiencies in English grammar and syntax

Benefits of Earning an Online Teaching English Language Learners Certificate

From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.

  • Receive support from a personal team of advisors focused on your academic success
  • Learn from industry-experienced professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or set login times for your online education
  • Online courses emphasize practical application of ESL teaching certificate principles

A Word from Our Program Chair

“We first want to teach our students who in most cases are in the first third of their professions to continue to cultivate their thinking skills, their ability to really look at challenges within the education fields and to be able to utilize that knowledge to help advance them professionally, to help them respond to the needs they see within their organization.”

Peter Madonia
Program Chair, Master of Education


Earn Your TELL Certificate at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your online certificate program. We are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Are you ready to explore rewarding opportunities teaching English language learners? Take the first step. Contact us to enroll in our TELL Certificate program today.

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

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