The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PGCertTESOL) is an ideal fast-track qualification for those who may have come to the career of English language education through an indirect route and wish to undertake professional development, or for graduates interested in entering the TESOL profession. It is also an ideal pathway to further postgraduate study in this discipline.
The programme and its courses are relevant for educators working in many kinds of English language development settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, including the education of emergent bilinguals who are speakers of Maori, Pasifika, and other heritage languages.
UC is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Education and Training, and 92nd in the world for Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
PGCertTESOL applicants require a bachelor's degree, or must satisfy the Dean of Education and Health Sciences of relevant post-secondary study and work experience.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
You can apply online via myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.