The Mission of the Certificate Program in TEFL is to train and equip domestic teacher-trainees with practical teaching skills and cultural awareness to be able to successfully teach English abroad.
Live and work around the world!
The Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is an intensive program designed to provide those with little or no teaching experience the practical teaching skills and confidence to transition into a new international adventure with ease.
For over 30 years, UCI Division of Continuing Education has prepared thousands of individuals to pursue careers as English as a Foreign Language teachers. Our expertise extends into developing teacher training programs delivered both at UC Irvine and abroad for the Ministries of Education in Japan, South Korea, France, and Chile to name a few.
Be a part of the demand for qualified English teachers around the world, open doors to diverse professional career opportunities, and expand your world view while living abroad!
Who Should Enroll
This program is designed for those interested in living in another culture before starting a new career or looking for a change of pace, and who have limited or no teaching experience. If you are an international student and/or need to request an I-20 for this program, visit our ACP TEFL program information and application instead.
Occupational summary for Postsecondary Teachers in the U.S.
Source: Lightcast™ 2022
Annual Job Openings
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $80k)