Students of any major may choose to complete a certificate or minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Graduates with a bachelor’s degree and a TESOL certificate or minor are qualified to teach English in many other countries, as well as in community and church-based programs in the United States.
Students who choose to receive a certificate in TESOL must complete TE 233, 234, 235, 396 and CO 322/MI 321. Students who complete the requirements of the certificate in TESOL will be awarded a TESOL certificate issued by the Institute for TESOL Studies.
Students who choose to receive a minor in TESOL must complete TE 233, 234, 235, 336, 396, CO 322/MI 321 and four hours of directed electives from the following courses: BR 331, EN 455, MI 233CO, 233LA, 233RS, 365, or foreign language courses.
Any education major may add an additional certification in teaching English Learners (ELs) to their teacher’s license. The certification in teaching ELs will equip graduates to work more effectively with ELs in their classrooms or to work in specialized EL programs in a P-12 setting. The certification in teaching ELs is a teacher licensing program that is only available for teacher education majors. Currently licensed teachers may also add the certification in teaching ELs to their existing license. To receive certification in teaching ELs, students must complete TE 233, 234, 235, 395 (replaces ED 395) and CO 322/MI 321.
A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses in the TESOL program.
Students may also choose to complete a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). This certificate is issued by the Institute for TESOL Studies and is for anyone who wants to work with English language learners overseas in a non-native English speaking country. To receive a certificate in TEFL, students must complete TE 499 (for credit) or TEFL (for non-credit). The TEFL certificate course is only offered during the summer and may not fulfill requirements in the TESOL certificate or minor.
For more information, contact the Institute for TESOL Studies or visit the website: www.huntington.edu/tesol.