Numerous universities globally offer TESOL courses, catering to various levels of teaching expertise and career aspirations. After completing standard certifications like the 120-hour TESOL course from providers such as ITTT, many ESL teachers opt to further their qualifications with advanced courses. Universities often provide these advanced courses, including specialized TESOL certificates, Diplomas in TESOL, and in-depth theoretical studies. For those aiming for the highest echelons in ESL teaching, university-level courses such as Bachelor's Degrees and Master's Degrees in TESOL are available. These university courses offer a comprehensive exploration of ESL teaching methodologies, research, and advanced pedagogical skills, significantly enhancing career opportunities and expertise in the field.
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Depending on the country you are in, there are sure to be multiple options for those teachers who want to take their teaching qualifications to the very highest level. The potential options are truly vast as there are over 25,000 universities worldwide, offering a dazzling array of different courses. The best option is to do a Google search of universities in your area and then check which ones provide a TESOL related course. It is also worth spending some time researching each course and institution to see what previous trainees have to say about their experience of the curriculum and the individual university.
Although we do not operate our own university-level courses, we do have a Diploma in TESOL which is an advanced-level course that can be completed entirely online. This course will add real weight to your job applications as it is well-respected among international employers. If you want to take your TESOL qualifications to the very highest level, we are also more than happy to recommend the Paris College of International Education which runs a Bachelor and a Master's Degree in TESOL. Both of these options are fully online courses that do not require any attendance on campus. Thanks to this self-study schedule you should be able to fit your course around any work, family or other commitments you might have.
For full details of these course from the Paris College of International Education, visit our Upgrade Your Qualifications page