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TESOL Expands Its Core Certificate Program in 2017

by Craig Triplett | 01/23/2017
Beginning in 2017, TESOL International Association will offer the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) five times per year. Previously, TESOL offered the program twice each year. The association offers the program in partnership with Arizona State University.

In January 2016, the TCCP was revamped to align with TESOL’s Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs, and it now includes a practicum component for a more hands-on learning experience.

This 140-hour blended training program, which is for current or prospective teachers and administrators with little or no formal training in English language teaching (ELT), provides a foundation in ELT theory and practice. Upon completion of the program, participants earn 14 Continuing Education Units and a TESOL certificate.

Past participants have found the course useful. “This course has been so valuable to me in my teaching!,” said one participant. “I have learned so much and am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to have this experience.”

Another participant noted that although she found it “difficult to find/create the extra time and energy required to complete the course while managing family needs and full-time work,” she found the course to be “well worth it,” and she plans “to recommend it to others in my department.”

Another TCCP participant praised the course as an “effective, fruitful, engaging, and memorable experience.”

Applications for the next cohort are due 1 February 2017.

For more information, please visit the TCCP webpage or contact TESOL Professional Development.