Yes, you can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in TEFL/TESOL. While a standard 120-hour TEFL certification may suffice for many entry-level overseas or online teaching positions, advancing in the field often requires higher qualifications. As the industry evolves, those aspiring for leadership roles or higher salaries in the EFL sector should consider a Bachelor's Degree in TESOL to meet the heightened standards and expectations.
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ITTT does not operate its own degree course, but we are able to recommend a good option. The Bachelor of Education in TESOL (B.Ed TESOL) from the Paris College of International Education offers a very convenient and affordable way to gain a high-end, internationally recognized teaching qualification. This is a 120-credit degree course that is completed entirely online.
The B.ED TESOL is run via an automated online portal known as the Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS portal can be accessed via any device you have to hand, whether it is a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You can access all the course materials and assignments through the LMS, as well as communicate with other course members in order to swap ideas and compare notes. Your tutor feedback on assignments and other work can also be found through the LMS portal. As it is a flexible online course there are no fixed timetables to worry about or set classes to attend. Simply study when and for however long you find comfortable and you should have little trouble reaching a successful conclusion.
This is a very affordable degree option as there are no admission or tuition fees to worry about. Throughout the course you will need to pay $90 for each assessment you complete, which equates to around $3,300 for the whole course. There is also a graduation fee of $300. Overall, the Bachelor of Education in TESOL (B.Ed TESOL) from the Paris College of International Education will cost you $3,600.
For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our Upgrade your Qualifications page.