Communication matters.

Those interested in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages can choose to go through our Associate of Arts degree in TESOL, or add TESOL as a minor under elementary or secondary education.

The program to become certified for this area is called TESOL or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Teachers who become certified can teach in both public and private schools in the United States. Cornerstone University offers TESOL instruction leading to Michigan Certification. It is a minor program, which means that the student will also major or minor in another academic area in addition to TESOL.

Associate of Arts in TESOL

Our A.A. in TESOL follows the core requirements of an Associate of Arts degree with an additional 12 credits in TESOL.

Minor in TESOL

English as a Second Language (ESL) is an area of teaching in which the teacher helps students from other countries learn English as they attend a public or private elementary or secondary school.

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  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Associate of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    • Teacher in public or private schools
    • Teacher in urban or inner city schools

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in TESOL.

  • Interesting Classes

    • Advanced Grammar
    • Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Second Language Acquisition