Adult/International TESL Certificate


School of Education

Our graduate certificate in Adult/International TESL is designed just for you if intend to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to adult learners, either domestically or abroad.  Certificate graduates are qualified to work in international and domestic language schools or in community ESL/EFL programs for adults.  Career possibilities include teaching adult English language learners in both national and international settings.  This program is offered entirely online.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will be able to:

  • Take leadership roles in literacy and language acquisition settings within local, regional, national, and international arenas, while serving the needs of multiple clients from the immediate urban area
  • Have participated in professional and scholarly opportunities to become theoretically informed and practically equipped, caring, committed, and competent educators and scholars


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Where We Are

School of Education

615 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

Additional Information

Find out more about the graduate Adult/International Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate program.