Continuing Education Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Continuing Education Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a program of study designed to provide the college graduate or career-interruption student the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge of the Bible and the skills to teach English to non-English speakers. Courses are selected according to student interest and background in consultation with the Intercultural Studies department chair.

Program Director: Micheline Witter

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Evidence knowledge of biblical content and Christian Theology.
  2. Evidence a commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  3. Learn the basics of linguistics as a foundation for teaching the English language.
  4. Gain exposure to a number of different approaches to TESOL.
  5. Develop an awareness of how English teaching and Christian ministry can interface without compromising either one.
  6. Be exposed to and use a wide range of TESOL resources and learn where to access additional resources.
Certificate Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and receive a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  4. Pay all applicable fees for this program as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
Continuing Education Certificate in TESOL Requirements
  • Bible/Theology (15 credits) 
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • TESOL (12 credits) 
    • Linguistics and English Phonetics (ESL 205)
    • Introduction to TESOL (ESL 210)
    • TESOL Methods 1 (ESL 304)
    • TESOL Methods 2 (ESL 422)
  • Intercultural Studies Elective (3 credits)

30 credit hours

Award: Continuing Education Certificate in TESOL

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

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