UCLA Extension

FAQ: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/TESOL

What is the fee for the TESOL certificate and am I required to pay this fee?

The fee for the TESOL certificate is $140.00. This certificate fee must be paid to be enrolled in the TESOL certificate program to be able to receive the certificate after all coursework requirements have been met. The fee is nonrefundable.

Is there a time limitation regarding my candidacy in the TESOL Certificate Program?

While students may take courses at will the certificate candidacy fee is only valid for five year.

How do I pay my TESOL Certificate fee?

Go to our website at uclaextension.edu

Is the entire TESOL program at UCLA Extension online?

Yes, the TESOL program at UCLA Extension is entirely online.

I am an international student. Do I need to take any exams?

Yes, you can take any of the following exams: TOEFL score of 85, IELTS of 6.5, or DuoLingo of 55

Note: If your Bachelor’s degree was received from an English speaking university, you DO NOT need to submit English proficiency scores.

When can I enroll in the TESOL certificate program?

Enrollment is open so students may enroll during the academic quarter by paying the certificate fee and registering in TESOL coursework.

Does this program meet I-20/ F1 Visa Requirements?

The TESOL certificate at UCLA Extension does not meet I-20/F1 Visa requirements.

What is the estimated duration of completing this program?

The estimated duration to earning the TESOL certificate is 1 year.

When I complete the coursework what do I do?

Please contact your program coordinator who will in turn review your record to determine certificate completion. If all requirements have been met you will be mailed your certificate to your address on file.

I am an international student. What office do I contact about studying at UCLA Extension?

Please contact the following office:

UCLA Extension International Student Office
10995 Le Conte Avenue #113
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1113
Telephone: (310) 825-9351
Fax (310) 267-2088
e-mail: iso@uclaextension.edu

What are the costs of the TESOL program?

The total estimated program cost for this program is about $3,250.00, which includes program tuition and candidacy fee.

How many courses comprise the TESOL program?

The program consists of six required courses.

EDUC 825 Introduction to the TESOL Program
EDUC X 425.01 Methods of Teaching ESL
EDUC X 425.02 Culture and Diversity in Schools
EDUC X 425.03 Linguistics for TESL Educators
EDUC X 425.04 Instructional Technologies for TESL Educators
EDUC X 425.05 TESOL Practicum Portfolio

How can the TESOL Program enhance my career?

This 22 unit program is directed towards individuals who wish to teach English abroad and/or non-native English speakers and foreign teachers who wish to teach English in their native countries.

Am I required to take the Practicum course required to earn the TESOL certificate at UCLA Extension?

Yes, you are required to take the Practicum courses to earn the TESOL certificate.

Do you customize TESOL programs for groups and schools with cohorts?

Yes, we do customize programs for institutions with cohorts. Please email eceonline@uclaextension.edu or call (310) 825-4191.

What if I need counseling on the application process or have other questions about the program?

You may contact the UCLA Education Extension office staff via email at eceonline@uclaextension.edu or by phone at (310) 825-4191 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.