Adult ESL Certificate

Professionals who want to serve adult English-language learners are in high demand. Let Hamline's program prepare you to make sound decisions in course design and classroom practice in a wide variety of settings:

  • Adult basic education programs
  • Technical/vocational programs
  • College and university courses
  • Community-based or volunteer programs

Through a hands-on, practitioner-based approach, this certificate supports individuals in acquiring the knowledge and practical skills to teach English as a second language to adults from linguistically and culturally diverse populations.

Adult English as a Second Language Certificate frequently asked questions

Are my courses online or on-campus? Online
When can I start this certificate? Fall, spring, and summer terms
What is the typical time to complete this certificate? Nine to 12 months
How many credits do I have to take? Eight credits
How many courses is the certificate? Four courses. See course details.
How much does it cost? Your cost is calculated by the number of credits you take. For more information on the cost of tuition, see the School of Education and Leadership tuition page.

You can apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Enrolling in a certificate program is a great way to experience what the master's programs at Hamline are like and take care of your electives. With the Adult ESL Certificate, you'll earn credits that you can apply toward a Hamline master's degree in education, or a master’s in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).