Students will graduate equipped for a variety of employment opportunities, including:
- Teaching English in the U.S. to refugees and immigrants through community-based programs (please note: this degree will not lead to initial teaching licensure for US K-12 teachers)
- Teaching abroad in elementary and secondary educational settings, language schools, and multinational corporations.
- Becoming a teacher-trainer and curriculum developer for global ministries’ organizations
“Given the broad geographic spread of English, and the variety of world Englishes being spoken globally, English is seen less and less as a ‘foreign’ language, and more as an additional language. In other words, learning English is no longer viewed as something optional, but essential. English has become the most widely taught language in the world.”
– TESOL Position Statement on English as a Global Language (2008)
Whether students are looking to teach overseas or in the US, the demand for highly trained English language teachers is on the rise. As the discipline of English language teaching has expanded its horizons, there is a great demand, not just for teachers, but for highly qualified and trained professionals who can implement best practices in diverse classrooms and help their students achieve success.
TPO 1: Linguistic Knowledge
- Demonstrate deep understanding of concepts and components of linguistics.
- Utilize and synthesize current language acquisition theory and research.
TPO 2: Pedagogical Skill
- Incorporate theoretical foundations with practical approaches for teaching each language skill area.
- Skillfully employ a wide variety of teaching techniques.
- Effectively employ strategies of language assessment and evaluation
TPO 3: Cultural Competency
Exhibit sensitivity towards the sociopolitical, economic, cultural, and educational contexts in which English is taught around the world.
TPO 4: Professional Development
Display proficiency in accessing scholarly research for professional development and contributing to the body of research in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.
TPO 5: Spiritual Formation
Articulate a personal theology concerning the question, “What does it mean to teach English in the name of Christ?”