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TEFL Certificate

The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate at the University of North Georgia is online and provides excellent training with high professional standards for individuals seeking to teach English abroad, online, or in their communities. The TEFL Certificate at  the University of North Georgia offers opportunities to conduct classroom observations and practice teaching during the TEFL Certificate practicum.


  • Completed high school or possess a GED or foreign equivalent.
  • If English is not your first language, non-native English speakers may demonstrate language proficiency by (i) arranging an oral interview with one of our TEFL instructors, or (ii) sharing a TOEFL (iBT) score of 70.

Get a TEFL Certificate Online

Designed for those with little or no experience teaching English, the TEFL certificate:

  • Prepares you for your first online job teaching English or teaching English abroad or teaching English in your community.
  • Fosters your skills teaching English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar to English language learners.
  • Integrates courses on culture in TEFL, linguistics and language acquisition, methods and materials in TEFL, and instruction and assessment in TEFL.
  • Includes opportunities for classroom observations and teaching practice.
  • Aligns with TESOL International Association standards, delivered online, completed in less than six months.

Program Dates

Summer 2020

Registration deadline for June 1: May 29, 2020
  • Course One: June 1 - July 5
  • Course Two: July 6 - August 9
  • Course Three: August 17 - September 20
  • Course Four: September 21 - October 25

Fall 2020

Registration deadline for September 21: September 18, 2020
  • Course One: September 21 - October 25
  • Course Two: October 26 - December 6 (no class November 23-29)
  • Course Three: December 7 - January 10 (no class December 21-27)
  • Course Four: January 11 - February 14

Winter/Spring 2021

Registration deadline for January 11: January 9, 2021

  • Course One: January 11 - February 14
  • Course Two: February 15 - March 21
  • Course Three: March 29 - May 2
  • Course Four: May 3 - June 6

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