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Advanced TESOL Certificate

The Advanced TESOL Certificate Program provides an excellent foundation in TESOL practices, research and theory. If you decide to pursue a M.A in Education, TESOL option degree at CSUSB, the coursework in this certificate program applies towards the degree requirement. This self-paced program’s duration ranges from two to four quarters depending on the number of courses taken. The classes are offered both online and on-campus.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Apply best practices in computer-assisted language learning to promote learning English.
  2. Teach English skillfully, employing a variety of principle-based techniques.
  3. Select and develop successful materials in EFL/ESL.
  4. Relate the importance of target cultures in language learning.

The program consists of four courses:

  • Technology Enhanced language Learning (EESL 521) plus any three EESL 500-level courses
  • Listening and Speaking Methods for TESOL (EESL 543)
  • Cross-cultural Teaching (EESL 536)
  • Reading Methods for TESOL (EESL 544)
  • Writing Methods for TESOL (EESL 545)


Bachelor’s degree or senior/last year standing at bachelor’s levelInternational students must submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency equivalent to 535 on PBT TOEFL

Students must maintain a “B” average to obtain the certificate*A maximum of 12 units may be applied to the MA TESOL option. To learn more about units of credit earned prior to classification, please visit the Graduate Studies Polices & Procedures


Course registration will be handled through Open University / Study Abroad in the USA for international students.


Course offerings and formats will vary each quarter. Please visit the Academic Scheduling website for a list of online and on-campus courses offered this quarter.

Online Courses

Registration for online TESOL courses will be handled through Open University.Please refer to the Registration Instructions for On Campus Courses.

On-Campus Courses

  • Domestic Students

Please refer to the Registration Instructions for On Campus Courses.

  • International Students

Registration for on-campus TESOL courses will be handled through Study Abroad in the USA. Please refer to the Registration Instructions.