The School of Teaching English (S-TESL)

Seattle Pacific University and The School of Teaching ESL have created a cooperative agreement that gives students several choices regarding professional development in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). S-TESL offers a 12- and 24-credit post-baccalaureate certificate in TESOL, Washington state ELL and Bilingual endorsements for public school teachers and master’s degree credit options.

S-TESL students may apply up to 12 S-TESL graduate credits toward a future MA-TESOL degree at Seattle Pacific University (within six years). S-TESL students will need to complete a graduate-level project in addition to their classwork and pay an additional fee.

Free information session

S-TESL will hold an information session together with Seattle Pacific University on May 7th from 5:30- 6:30 pm at the University of Washington campus, Mary Gates Hall in the Career Center. Learn more about the different options S-TESL has for earning a certificate to teach English and how to take S-TESL classes for graduate level credit. Email Kim Darcy at or call 206-781-8607 for more information.