Language Requirements

Non-native English speakers who plan to apply for TESL Ontario certification after completing the York TESOL program must consult the TESL Ontario Instructor Certification Application Package.

The Certificate is open to students who have been granted a Bachelor's degree with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (C+) or equivalent. Applicants may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency (minimum IELTS 7 across all skills; TOEFL 102 total). Individuals holding a Bachelor's degree can be exempted from a maximum of 12 of the required 30 credits provided they have taken equivalent courses during their undergraduate/graduate education.  Exemptions will not be given for the following courses: AP/TESL 3600 3.0, AP/TESL 3200 6.0, and AP/TESL 3300 6.0.