TEFL Certificate Program

Program Description

The TEFL Certificate is designed to serve the larger Christian community, those seeking training, but not a degree. It serves both individuals and groups who seek basic training in practical English language teaching methods, to enable them to teach in the United States or internationally, especially in informal settings.

This program offers two levels of teaching certification to domestic students: (1) Level 1 – 60 hours of basic training in TEFL methodologies; and (2) Level 2 – 100 hours of training in total, including additional 40 hours of practicum beyond the 60 hours of basic training in TEFL methodologies.

Coursework in the TEFL Certificate Program cannot transfer to graduate TESOL programs.

Length of the Program

For Level 1 certification, classes are a month long, including 11 face-to-face clock hours on the weekend (Friday evening and Saturday) with an additional 4 hours of online work during the weekdays each week, totaling 60 classroom hours for the program.

For Level 2 certification, students will need to engage in an additional 40 hours of supervised student teaching in any setting of interest to them. Students may set up the practicum on their own or seek assistance from the TEFL Certificate Program. Students may complete the Practicum requirement in two to three months.

Course Offerings

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Practicum in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Optional)


  • Level 1 Certification: $1,200
  • Level 2 Certification: $500

Contact Us

For more information, please send e-mail to biolaeli@biola.edu