EL Certification

For students majoring in Education, a state of Indiana certification in teaching English Learners (ELs) is offered.

TESOL Certification 

For students not majoring in Education, a TESOL certificate is offered. 


For students pursuing either a TESOL or EL certification, a minor is possible with the addition of a few more courses. 

Accelerated TESOL/EL Certification for Adults 

Both TESOL and EL certification are offered in an accelerated format for adult learners at our Ft. Wayne location. *These courses are dual listed for undergraduate and graduate credit. 

Master of Education in TESOL Education

For teaching professionals seeking a master's degree in Education in combination with TESOL/EL certification. 

EL and TESOL Certification 
EL & TESOL Certification
(Must be at least 23 yrs old) 
Master of Education in
TESOL Education

Traditional undergrad evening

Traditional Semester Schedule (total of 15 hours)

Traditional undergraduate
courses, (both day and evening courses)

Traditional Semester 
Schedule (total of 22 hours)

Evening courses

Each course is 8 weeks

Courses can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit (total of 15 hours)

Traditional Semester Schedule
(total of 32 hours) 
Application Process

Current students - enroll in course

Students not currently enrolled - apply with non-degree seeking undergrad application

Current students - enroll in course Professional programs Graduate programs
Timeline 2-4 semesters 2-4 semesters 8-9 months 1-2 years
Class Location Main Campus Main Campus Ft. Wayne Main Campus
Tuition & Fees Part of block tuition for current students, $396/credit hour otherwise Part of block tuition $348/credit hour $370/credit hour