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Teach English Overseas Certificate (TEFL)

A North Central student teaches overseas.

Teach English Overseas Certificate (TEFL) at a glance

North Central’s Teach English Overseas Certificate (TEFL) program will prepare you to teach English in a variety of international settings. There is a great demand for people to teach English overseas, and most overseas employers want someone who is TEFL certified.

The TEFL certificate can only be conferred in conjunction with an Associate of Arts or Bachelor’s degree—it’s not a standalone program.


The Teach English Overseas Certificate (TEFL) program is 16 credits.

Meet one of your professors

Renea Caneday M.A.

I have a Masters in Linguistics from the University of North Dakota. I started my career teaching K-6 grade English learners in the public schools. For the past 13 years, I have trained and supervised teachers and have developed and implemented content-based curriculum for adult learners of English. I am currently teaching young adult immigrants and refugees at an early college credit recovery program in Anoka, Minnesota. My professional interests also include language assessment and ESL/EFL program models. I have served as an IELTS language examiner for the past 8 years.

At North Central University, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with new groups of students. I am excited to have an online TEFL certificate program to encourage students in teaching language and culture in the classrooms.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, baking, and hiking. I also enjoy reflective journaling on what the Lord has been teaching me in how to live more intentionally and how to serve Him and others around me.