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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Arts and Humanities
Modern Languages
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The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language prepares students with specialized knowledge and skills to teach English as a Foreign Language in overseas settings.

The program focuses on the fundamentals of EFL teaching principles and methodology, linguistics, materials/curriculum development, and assessment.

English has become the gateway to many international and technical jobs, as well as the key to entrance into institutions of higher education. The number of people interested in learning English as a second or third language is increasing steadily. With the rising demand for English instructors comes an increasing need for individuals qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. The majority of overseas English language schools require their teachers to be certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Our flexible, four-course program is taught by qualified instructors with experience in language pedagogy and overseas teaching. (Note: The TEFL Certificate Program is not designed for teachers seeking K-12 ESOL endorsement in Florida.)

If you are looking to teach English overseas, the TEFL Certificate at UCF is your gateway to a new career. Your courses will not only prepare you for teaching in another country, they are accredited courses that will count toward your graduate degree.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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