Strand 1. Organization and Program Management Standards

The Standards for Short-Term TEFL/TESL Certificate Programs are divided into three strands of standards. The Organization and Program Management Standards provide guidelines for managing TEFL/TESL certificate programs, including hiring instructors. 

1.1. Mission Statement

The program has a written statement of its mission.

1.2. Program Length and Structure

The program length and structure are appropriate for candidates to achieve the stated learning outcomes.

1.3. Administration

Administrative Structure and Policies: The program administrative structure and policies support the program mission and are transparent.

Recruitment Policies: Recruitment policies are transparent and consistent with the program mission.

Candidate Qualification: The program follows policies and procedures that ensure accepted candidates exhibit a high likelihood of success in the certificate program and as future EFL/ESL teachers.

Admission and Enrollment Policies: Admission and enrollment policies are transparent and consistent with the program mission.

Personnel Policies: The program follows transparent policies regarding the hiring and evaluations of instructors and support staff that are fair and aligned with the program mission.

Finances: Program has adequate financial oversight and reserves.

Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies: The program has facilities, equipment, and supplies that support the achievement of its educational goals and mission.

1.4. Candidate Services

Candidate services are transparent and consistent with the program mission.


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Curriculum and Instructor Standards
Candidate Standards