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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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TESOL

A degree in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) prepares you for more. More in your future classroom, faithfully instructing future generations. More in your walk with Christ, understanding His deep love for all people. And more within yourself, equipped with a drive to educate and instruct toward a brighter future.

Degree Type

  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor (for education students)

Academic Division

  • Humanities Division
  • Teacher Education Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of Humanities Division students from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Practicums

All traditional undergraduate students are involved in a practicum, which is a hands-on learning experience, as part of their program. Our education faculty partners with area schools to provide a rich experience in an English as a Second Language (ESL) setting.

Careers

A degree in TESOL is valuable for any educator, especially those going into urban or inner-city schools. Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to TESOL graduates.

Opportunities

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

Program Features

The TESOL program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Degree Planning Guides

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

Select a sample degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major or minor in TESOL. Degree planning guides are based on the 2020-21 academic year.

Elementary Education: TESOL Two-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Elementary Education: TESOL Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Secondary Education: TESOL Minor Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our TESOL program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

CU has taught me a lot about relationships. I have learned problem-solving skills in relationships. This is an important skill to have in teaching when working with parents and kids from a multitude of backgrounds.

Moriah Blazer (’21)

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Teacher Education Division has several education-related degree options available. Take a look at some of the other programs related to TESOL.

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Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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