2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), BA


The Teaching English to Speakers of other languages (TESOL) major develops the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second foreign language in a wide variety of educational settings, both in the United States and abroad.


Educational Outcomes of the program:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of linguistics and Second Language Aquisition (SLA).
  • Make informed decisions concerning the use of materials, methods, and procedures appropriate for effective second-language teaching.
  • Draw upon practical experience in planning and developing lessons for teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Apply principles and rationale for using English language teaching as a means of ministering cross-culturally.


Students who complete the TESOL Major receive a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate upon graduation.

See the Undergraduate Core  for graduation requirements. 

Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (54)

Designated ENG Electives (15)

Take any two 3000-4000 level ENG or HUM courses - Credits: 6

Take two semesters of a modern or biblical foreign language - Credits: 6

Take one 3000-4000 level ICS course in addition to ICS 3300, ICS 3410, ICS 3140 - Credits: 3

Open Electives (18)

Suggested Program of Study

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring