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 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.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

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    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, they've contributed value to teams at:

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