Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 7 months part-time
2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:
The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PGCertTESOL) is an ideal fast-track qualification for those who may have come to the career of English language education through an indirect route and wish to undertake professional development, or for graduates interested in entering the TESOL profession. It is also an ideal pathway to further postgraduate study in this discipline.
The programme and its courses are relevant for educators working in many kinds of English language development settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, including the education of emergent bilinguals who are speakers of Māori, Pasifika, and other heritage languages.
Graduates from the programme will gain:
This programme is taught entirely online, so is an ideal fit for people who are currently working or are based overseas.
PGCertTESOL applicants require a bachelor's degree, or relevant post-secondary study and work experience.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or use the admission requirements checker.
You can apply online via myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Subject to the approval, you may transfer courses passed with a B grade or higher for the Certificate to one of the higher qualifications.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
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The programme is made up of 60 points (two courses). The coursework involves assignments, activities, project work, and research.
There is flexibility in order of courses, so you can start in February or November.
This Certificate will usually be completed within 7 months part-time when starting in November. Those starting in February will complete in February of the following year. The Certificate can be studied up to a maximum of 2 years.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.