Teach English and Serve Worldwide.

Cornerstone University's TESOL programs equip you to reach across cultures and help English language learners excel anywhere in the world. Whether your desired goal is serve to others in K-12 education, ministry, community organizations, coordinating ESL programs, teaching at universities, or elsewhere in the TESOL field, Cornerstone has a program to help you achieve your goals locally or abroad.

“I have been so blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone TESOL program. My professors and the fellow students in my cohort have had a significant impact in my life, and this program has played an important role in both pointing me toward the next steps God has for me and preparing me to take them.” – Hannah Thelander (MA, ’15)

Programs Offered

Cornerstone currently offers the following TESOL programs for adult learners:

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Master of Arts in TESOL

The M.A. in TESOL is a two-year graduate degree program designed to equip students to teach English to speakers of other languages in both local and international environments. This degree can be used in a variety of different areas, such as education, missions and non-profits.

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ESL Endorsement

The ESL Endorsement program is designed to provide certified K-12 public school teachers with nine months of classroom instruction. After program completion, teachers may take the ESL endorsement test for state certification. All courses taken can be applied toward the M.A. in TESOL.

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TESOL Graduate Diploma

The TESOL Graduate Diploma is a 24 credit-hour program for those with a bachelor's degree who are not certified teachers, but wish to teach English to speakers of other languages in other professions. All courses taken during the TESOL Graduate Diploma program can be applied toward the M.A. in TESOL.

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