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Why Pursue a TLE Graduate Certificate?

This TLE graduate certificate can be taken fully online. This certificate aims to expose students to the latest technologies and ways in which students can incorporate them appropriately into various teaching environments (physical and digital). The TLE certificate focus is on providing pedagogical methods to TESL/TEFL, modern language majors, who typically focus on learning how to teach the four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as methodologies for teaching adults and children in diverse contexts, to prepare teachers to teach using digital technologies.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

For international students, please note that student visas are not issued at UTSA for non-degree-seeking students, including certificate programs. For more information, visit our international students admission page.

Technology for Language Education (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries). Scores are currently waived for this program for the 2022-23 academic year
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply using 2021-22 Graduate Application Apply using 2022-23 Graduate Application

Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Technology for Language Education (CERT)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic August 1 December 1 May 1

Funding Opportunities

For information about departmental scholarships, click below.

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


Required courses

  • ESL 5073 – Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
  • LDT 5003 – Introduction to Learning, Design, and Technology
  • LDT 5703 – Technology and Learning Cultures

Prescribed electives

  • ESL 5033 – Reading and Writing in English as an Additional Language
  • ESL 5043 – Listening and Speaking in English as an Additional Language

Graduate Advisor of Record

M. Sidury Christiansen, PhD

210-458-5963

sidury.christiansen@utsa.edu