2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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

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