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.

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.

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

The TEFL Graduate Certificate can be completed in one or more semesters. It can also be completed fully online, depending on your selection of courses.



You must have completed a BA/BS degree to apply to this program. We have students from many different areas of study, so no specific degree is required.

Click on the UCF Catalog link to the right for more information and a link to our application.