TESOL Degree

With the continued growth of English as a worldwide language, professionals teaching English to speakers of other languages have numerous opportunities for service in schools, community centers, mission organizations, and more. Individuals who are passionate about engaging the international community will find that TESOL offers an excellent platform.

What can you do with a TESOL degree? 

View your options here.

Points of distinction

  • We offer an overseas practicum opportunity.  Students have the option to participate in a week-long English Bible Camp in Kobe, Japan.
  • We provide on-campus teaching practice through Multnomah’s Community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program. 
  • Through our coursework students will receive a balance of the necessary theoretical foundations and practical techniques for professional language teaching.
  • Our programs seek to help students integrate faith with educational practice.
  • Our students are prepared to skillfully serve diverse student populations in the U.S. and around the world

Program options

  • BA with a Major in TESOL
    The major consists of 30 semester hours of Intercultural Studies and Linguistics in addition to the Bible and General Education requirements.
  • BA with a minor in TESOL
    The minor consists of 18 hours of TESOL and Intercultural Studies coursework Linguistics in addition to the Bible and General Education requirements.

Degree requirements

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Real-world learning opportunities 

  • Students spend time observing a variety of ESL classrooms and reflecting on their observations.
  • Students have the option to participate in a week-long English Bible Camp in Kobe, Japan as an overseas practicum.
  • We provide on-campus teaching practice through Multnomah’s Community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program. Students teach English classes for international adults in our local community. Read our story here

More TESOL options

  • Foundations in TESOL Certificate
    This three-credit hour introductory certificate course provides instruction for those wishing to gain initial exposure to TESOL theory and practice. Content includes a broad overview of general principles of language learning and teaching and an introduction to the teaching of each skill area. You do not need a bachelor's degree to qualify for this course. 
  • Advanced Certificate
    Any Multnomah student completing the 6 TESOL core courses (18 semester-hours)  earns an Advanced Certificate in TESOL. This certificate program is available for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are not seeking a full degree from Multnomah.
  • Master of Arts in TESOL
    For students who already have a bachelor's degree, we offer a 37-credit master's program. This program, which can be completed in two years, provides students with on-campus and international practicum opportunities.
  • ESOL Endorsement
    For students who already have or are working toward a degree in education, we offer a 14 semester hour licensure track program. This program can be completed via evening and summer courses.  An ESOL Endorsement gives students the opportunity to pursue state teaching licensure and become eligible to teach ESL in a K-12 teaching environment.

Costs and financial aid

Tuition for 2016-17 is $23,120/per year.

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Meet your professors

summer 2016 linguistics Courses:

lecture

LIN452 (01) Teaching Oral & Written Communication Mrs. Kristi French