This undergraduate program is offered to expert speakers of English who have a completed undergraduate degree and an interest in teaching ESL. The program does not lead to provincial certification but it provides an excellent training in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
Who should apply?
The TESL Certificate is designed primarily for those who wish to teach overseas or in private language schools. It is also appropriate for certified teachers who would like to know more about the teaching of English as a second language and perhaps teach ESL in addition to another subject such as history or math.
The TESL certificate is 30 credits. The certificate can be completed within one academic year of full-time study, starting in the fall term. All courses are offered in the evenings so students may pursue their studies on a part-time basis while working during the day.
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (30 credits)
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Internal applicants: Read and follow the instructions for a degree transfer. There is a $46 fee. Then continue with the steps below.
English Composition Placement Test
All candidates need to take an English Composition Placement Test. This test does not replace the language proficiency requirements for admission to the university. The results will be used for assessing the candidate and the possible imposition of specified make-up courses upon admission.
*Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your referees to send their letter of recommendation and reference form.
Additional Information for Applicants
Student ID #
If you were a student at Concordia, you will have a Student ID number.
If you haven't submitted or finalized the application, please indicate the application number on the Reference Form instead
For new students, the Concordia Student ID is ONLY generated when an admission application is "submitted and finalized". After finalizing the application the Student ID number will be on the email the University sends to you.
After your degree
Graduates are prepared to take on challenging positions as teachers, researchers and administrators in the public and private sector.
Shape the future. Experience the magic and mystery of the world through the eyes of a child. As an educator, you’ll nurture children and inspire them to explore their surroundings. A BA in ECEE gives you an educational foundation for teaching children up to age 12.