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Why Huntington University for TESOL?

More than 1.7 billion people in the world currently learn and use English worldwide. More than two-thirds of those people do not speak English as their first language. 

The continued increase of English learners worldwide has led to increased need for qualified English teachers.

At Huntington University, choose from a TESOL/EL Certificate, Master of Arts in Ministry and TESOL, or Master of Education in TESOL Education. Graduates from our TESOL program are already teaching all over the world in China, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, Thailand, India, Romania, Poland, Nicaragua, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Guatemala.

While the growth rate of jobs in the field of TESOL is positive, the job market is also competitive. A TESOL certificate or master’s degree from Huntington University (an accredited institution) will help you stand out among rest.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate TESOL/EL Certificate

Consider receiving your TESOL Certificate from HU. You’ll earn an internationally-recognized qualification to teach English anywhere in the world. (Yes, anywhere!) Our TESOL certification program can be completed in as few as 9 months. If you have time for 15 credit hours, you can join a competitive field of English educators working in schools, non-profits, social organizations, and ministries around the world. 

HU’s TESOL/EL Certificate requires 4 main courses, plus a TESOL practicum. You’ll cover the foundations of TESOL, intercultural communications, listening and speaking, and reading and writing instructional methods – all while getting hands-on teaching time with 60+ hours of direct teaching during your practicum.

Undergraduate TESOL Minor

The TESOL/EL Certificate is a total of 15 credit hours. There are four three-credit courses and a three-credit practicum. For students wishing to minor in TESOL, additional coursework is added to the TESOL/EL Certificate to total 22 credits.

The TESOL minor allows students to gain more practical experience with curriculum design, course planning, and individualized areas of interest within the field of TESOL.

Online Programs

Online TESOL/EL Certificate

You’ll earn an internationally-recognized qualification to teach English anywhere in the world. (Yes, anywhere!) Our TESOL certification program can be completed in as few as 9 months.

Online Master of Education in TESOL

The TESOL Education track is designed for people working in any field, and you do not need to be a licensed teacher to participate. It is a program for educators who teach speakers of languages other than English, but also for those who may work with English language learners in any field.

Online Master of Arts in Ministry and TESOL

You will have the opportunity to travel the world, teach, and minister with this all-in-one Master’s degree. In coupling our TESOL certificate with courses in cross-cultural ministry, plus ministry electives of your own choosing, students are able to focus on their ideal career path.

We'd love to speak with you.

Are you interested in enrolling in our TESOL program? Do you have questions? Send an email to its@huntington.edu, drop us a line at (260) 359-4296, or click the button below to use our convenient contact form!

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Meet the TESOL Faculty

Luke Fetters

Professor of Ministry and Missions and Director of the Global Studies Office

From 1987 until 1997, Fetters served as the director of the English Language Program, a conversational English program for adults in Macau, China.

Shoshannah Hernandez

Director of the Institute for TESOL Studies and Associate Director of Global Studies

Shoshannah Hernandez serves as the Director of the Institute for TESOL Studies at Huntington University. Prior to joining Huntington University, Shoshannah spent many years teaching at home and abroad, including teaching English at Liaocheng University in the People’s Republic of China.

Virginia Yang

Adjunct Faculty

Ginny has taught English for several years here in the U.S. as well as in China. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Taylor University and a Master of Arts degree in TESOL and Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College.

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Meet Our Enrollment Experts

Shoshannah Hernandez

Shoshannah Hernandez serves as the Director of the Institute for TESOL Studies at Huntington University. Prior to joining Huntington University, Shoshannah spent many years teaching at home and abroad, including teaching English at Liaocheng University in the People’s Republic of China and training English teachers for the English Language Institute/China.

Melodie Winans

Melodie “Mel” Winans joined the Huntington University team as the Recruitment Coordinator for Graduate and Professional Programs in 2015. She is responsible for assisting adults through their enrollment processes, managing enrollment data, and aiding in recruitment.