English to Speakers of Other Languages

(15 Credit Hours)

English to speakers of other languages

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston offers an ESOL Certificate to give teachers a solid foundation with which to enter the ESOL classroom and better prepare them to work with English language learners here and abroad.

* South Carolina public school teachers must already be certified in another content area in order to add on ESOL licensure. No such requirement is needed for teaching overseas, or for teaching adults.

Admissions Criteria

  • Application to the Graduate School as an ESOL certificate graduate applicant.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended, including documentation of graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.


For the most up-to-date information, visit Treasurer's Office Tuition and Fees.

Application Deadlines

Priority: January 15
Final: July 1

Priority: January 15
Final: April 1

Priority: November 1
Final: December 1

Contact Information

Emily S. Beck
ESOL Certificate program director