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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment as tutors, paraprofessionals, or teachers of English to adults and school-age children in numerous educational settings. In some cases, a university degree may be required for English as a Second Language instructor.

Program Admission Requirements:

  1. Complete and submit applications for admission to the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program and to FRCC at
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English by placing into ENG 121 or above. International students seeking admission to the program are required to have a minimum score of 475 on the paper/pencil TOEFL test, a score of 153 on the computer-based examination, or an “equated” score of 75 on the Michigan Test of English Language proficiency.
  3. Apply to FRCC for admission upon acceptance into the program.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who place into ENG 121 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study.