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    May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate

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Teach English overseas, live abroad, and experience another culture while working.

Hamline’s TEFL program has been preparing individuals to become effective teachers of English to speakers of foreign languages for over twenty-five years. Whether you have little to no teaching experience or have already spent your career in a classroom, this program provides you with what you need to join our graduates who have taught in more than 40 countries worldwide. Hamline’s program is taught by faculty with advanced degrees and years of experience in the field and who are all locally, nationally, and internationally recognized leaders in the profession. With Hamline’s program, you will get the industry standard number of contact hours that also includes 40 hours of teaching and observation in a classroom with English learners so that you have real-world engagement in a classroom.

Hamline’s program is one of only two university-based, accredited programs in the Midwest. With this comes global recognition of our program and preference for our graduates who employers know receive the best training available.

The TEFL program is available in three formats:

  • Evening/Weekend Option: Begin fall or spring term. Complete the 8-credit certificate course in one term.
  • Extended Daytime Option: Begin fall term. Complete the 8-credit certificate course with one course in fall term and one course in spring term.

Certificate Requirements

Students complete TEFL Certificate Course or TEFL Certificate Part I and II.

More Information

For more information contact the School of Education at 651-523-2600 or

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