Earn Your TESOL Endorsement Online

Are you a licensed teacher in Mississippi? If so, you can add Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) to your repertoire with Belhaven’s new online graduate certificate.

Courses in this 15-credit hour program explore topics such as principles of linguistics, methods of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for ESL (English as a Second Language) learners, and intercultural competence all taught from a Christian ​​​world ​​​​​​​perspective.

Students must contact the state department of education in the state or territory in which they reside to determine if the Mississippi TESOL certificate is accepted in their state or territory.

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Online TESOL Certificate at Belhaven: It’s That Easy

High Demand for Talented Teachers

The need for teachers has never been greater. The time for answering your call to service is now.

Accomplished Mentors

Our highly qualified faculty members have many years of experience in K-12 classrooms. In addition, all TESOL professors hold current TESOL certifications.

A Legacy of Service

Belhaven University has been training teachers since 1883.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

100% Online

Earn your degree from anywhere, including your couch or favorite coffee shop

7 Week Terms

Complete your classes and accomplish your goals quickly

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

Earning Your TESOL Certificate Online

Admission into the TESOL Graduate Certificate program is open to Mississippi teachers who currently hold a 5-year license and seek to obtain the TESOL endorsement.

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificate in TESOL $605
Special Discount Rate for Educators $392

All students enrolled in this program are eligible for the special discount rate for educators.

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

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The Highest Standards

Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

The School of Education is approved by the Mississippi Board of Education to offer teacher education programs. The programs are reviewed annually by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to ensure state standards are met in accordance with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and MDE State Partnership protocol for continuing accreditation.

The Importance of Accreditation

Meet Our Dean (School of Education)

Dr. David Hand

Dean of the School of Education


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932


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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13