Students complete studies in the area of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) through coursework and a practicum. This certificate provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for teaching English. Students will study the structural elements of the English language with an emphasis on how to assist others in second language acquisition. Students will learn to prepare and teach lessons using materials appropriate for a variety of age groups. Through the practicum students will experience instruction with non-native speakers and learn the unique challenges of the field.
The TESOL Certificate may be added to the BA, BS, or BRS degree. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at another college may complete the certificate in conjunction with the 30-credit Certificate of Biblical Knowledge.
- English language teacher on a foreign mission field
- Servant-leader in an outreach ministry to an international community
- English teacher in a language school
- Minimum CGPA of 2.50
- Earn a 2.50 in the prerequisite courses (GCA 171, Foreign Language Elective 1)