The Certificate in TEFL is offered by Wheaton College to pre-field teachers who are preparing for positions in Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East through ELIC (English Language Institute - China) and related agencies. It is offered off-campus near ELIC's headquarters in Colorado and in several overseas countries, such as China, Cambodia, and Mongolia. The Certificate in TEFL targets the job market outside of the United States, particularly in Asian universities, schools, and language institutes.
The Certificate in TEFL requires several weeks of online course work followed by two weeks of intensive courses on a university campus and a semester of supervised teaching, for a total of 150 hours of instruction. It requires successful completion of two graduate-level TESOL courses: LING 601 Intrduction to TEFL Methodologyand LING 613 TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum, pending successful resolution of any outstanding questions or issues.