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.

  • Overview

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

    A degree in TESOL prepares you for a range of career options.

    • Teacher in public or private school
    • Teacher in urban or inner-city school

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in two years.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

  • Earn Advanced Standing

    TESOL minors may qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Arts in TESOL program. This gives you the option to earn two degrees—a bachelor's degree and a master's degree—in as few as five years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide.

    Job and Graduate School Placement Rate

    100%

    of our traditional undergraduate TESOL majors from the class of 2016 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.