Graduate Studies

Gainful employment information for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) post-baccalaureate certificate

Program cost

Western Illinois University offers guaranteed tuition and fees as well as room and board rates for graduate students. The cost of the certificate can be calculated by determining the guaranteed tuition and fees and multiplying it by the number of hours required in the program. University fees are mandatory for all students and require payment regardless of whether or not the student receives direct benefits.

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Placement rate

At the time that students complete the post-baccalaureate certificate, many are either enrolled in further graduate coursework or have completed a master's degree simultaneously.

Students completing the post-baccalaureate certificate in TESOL beginning in 2009: 2

Completion rate- Fall 2010 through Spring 2011

Students accepted into the program: 7

Students enrolled in the program: 7

Students completed the program: 2

Completion rate:  28%

Median loan debt

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Students who complete this certificate are prepared to enter the following occupations:

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