UofL unveils new graduate certificate for teaching English on a global scale


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The College of Education and Human Development is launching a new online graduate certificate in Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL).

    The 100 percent online, 12-credit-hour program is designed for bachelor’s degree holders who do not have a background in education and wish to teach English language learners abroad.

    Students earning the TEIL certificate will learn strategies and methods to equip English language learners with the skills necessary to strengthen their English language proficiency.

    Teaching English to speakers of other languages is one of the fastest growing teaching specializations.

    Elizabeth Patton, director of the TEIL program, said the new certificate will allow UofL students to fill the growing need for international English language teachers.

    “With the rise of English as the language of international communication, diplomacy, commerce and technology, the demand for English language teachers around the world has never been higher,” Patton said. “This graduate certificate in Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL) will provide non-education majors with the tools needed to become successful English language teachers for a global audience.”

    For more information and to apply for the TEIL certificate, go here.



    Caitlin Brooks
    Caitlin Brooks is a communications and marketing coordinator in the Office of Communications and Marketing. Brooks joined OCM after earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees in Communication from UofL. Brooks previously worked as a graduate assistant and public speaking instructor at UofL and is an avid Disney fan.