At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

9-12 weeks

Cost per unit


Base cost



WSCUC (formerly WASC)


*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.

TEFL Certification

APU’s Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) suits students who do not wish to pursue the full Master of Arts in TESOL degree, but who would like to receive the basic training to start their career in teaching English. This graduate-level TEFL certification provides students with the basic qualifications needed to teach in a multicultural setting. The certificate is earned by completing the first two courses in the M.A. in TESOL program, which can be applied toward the master's degree if further graduate work is desired.

APU also offers a Certificate in TESOL in three formats: field-based, on campus and online.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Program Highlights

  • APU's TESOL programs combine compassionate Christian service with strong academic and practical preparation for language teaching.
  • Complete your Certificate in TEFL from anywhere in the world.
  • Connect with faculty and other students as easily as checking email.
  • Implement your learning in the classroom as you teach abroad or locally while in the program.
  • Gain the necessary qualifications to get an entry-level EFL position abroad.
  • Apply coursework toward a master’s degree in TESOL if you wish to pursue further graduate studies.
  • Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.

This online degree is offered by APU’s Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL. View additional graduate TESOL programs.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.