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

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a TESOL major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    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.

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At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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