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Classes meet one evening a week, usually from 6:00-9:15 on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. Some classes may be offered online in fully asynchronous or hybrid synchronous/asynchronous format.
If you have a BA and the TESOL Certificate, you would be a candidate for some English language teaching jobs overseas, as well as job opportunities in U.S. adult-education settings and possibly some K-12 settings. Completing the TESOL Certificate together with an MA in WRD, or a related field, makes you a strong candidate for a wider range of jobs.
In recent years, alumni have drawn on their TESOL expertise to help secure the following jobs:
· Full- or part-time teaching positions at U.S. colleges and universities
· Full-time teaching positions at universities or secondary schools abroad
· Positions in student support in U.S. higher education, including jobs in student advising centers, writing centers, and career centers
· Positions in faculty and instructional support in U.S. higher education
Some alumni have also gone on to pursue doctoral studies in applied linguistics or related fields.
Graduate students who are also pursuing the TESOL Certificate qualify for federal aid by submitting their yearly FAFSA. Unfortunately, federal aid is not available for non-degree-seeking students who are only pursuing the TESOL certificate.