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General classes like English and math can be taken at any campus, even if your program classes can’t be.

AA*, AS* = An associate degree that allows you to transfer in as a junior to Colorado four-year public schools.

Teaching English as a Second Language Certificates

Offered at: Boulder

Teaching ESL Abroad

16 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to teach English to children and adults in countries around the world.

Teaching ESL Abroad certificate: See required courses.

See course descriptions.

See gainful employment information.

Teaching ESL K-12

16 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to work as paraeducators or go on to earn licensure to teach in an elementary or high school classroom. This program also is appropriate for teachers with a bachelor degree who would like to improve their TESL skills.

Teaching ESL K-12 certificate: See required courses.

See course descriptions.

See gainful employment information.

Internships

FRCC’s TESL program is very hands on and offers students the opportunity to practice in the field. Through TEL 188, the TESL practicum, students spend at least 50 hours in the classroom working with English language learners and being mentored by an ESL professional. Students work at organizations such as the Boulder Valley Family Literacy Program.

Application Process

Students are strongly encouraged to contact the campus program director before enrolling to gain a clear understanding of the program and whether it meets their needs. Students must first complete an application. Students can attend an informational meeting (held once per semester). Contact Kathy Gamble for details.

Annual Salary


Entry Average Experienced
Teachers - Adult Literacy & Remedial Education $25,665 $40,608 $48,078

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2013)

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