ESOL Instructor - TESOL CE Certificate, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

​CCBC's certificate in TESOL program is open to individuals from any background or academic discipline interested in teaching or supporting instruction for English language learners in a variety of contexts in the US or abroad. The program is designed for adults seeking a career change or meaningful volunteer opportunities, students seeking an introduction to the field of TESOL, or educators or other professionals seeking to work more effectively with non-native speakers of English. The program incorporates best practices from the TESOL International Association's 2015 Standards for Short Term TESL/TEFL Certificate Programs.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

​1. become a language model and have a knowledge of spoken and written English,

2. function as an information resource for elements that contribute to the culture and identity of various communities,

3. develop the skills necessary to acquire a professional opportunity teaching ESOL, and

4. create understanding and communication between varied communities of people.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential:
Students will earn a CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).​

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

12 months

Program Requirements

​A high school diploma and strong English language skills are required to apply for this program, but please note that many English teaching opportunities in the US require a bachelor's degree. This program is not designed to provide credentialing for K-12 or for teaching ESL for college credit

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

ADS 151

Foundations of TESOL

25

$225
T-$67/F-$158

N/A

ADS 150

TESOL Methods 1

30

$225
T-$67/F-$158

N/A

ADS 170

TESOL Methods 2

50

$375
T-$112/F-$263

N/A

ADS 171

English Grammar Pedagogy

25

$225
T-$67/F-$158

N/A

Course Series Totals:

 

130

$1,050
T-$313/F-$737

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Additional Information

Career Opportunities
The program is designed for adults seeking a career change or meaningful volunteer opportunities, students seeking an introduction to the field of TESOL, or educators or other professionals seeking to work more effectively with non-native speakers of English. Please note that many English teaching opportunities in the US require a bachelor's degree. This program is not designed to provide credentialing for K-12 or for teaching ESL for college credit.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Shannon M. Smith |ssmith18@ccbcmd.edu |443-840-1198 | Essex | BESS 125
Director: Michelle McCallum | mmccallum@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1925 | Essex | BESS 117