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College of Arts and Sciences
The Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language provides students with a broad understanding of both theory and practice in language studies, pedagogy and culture. Students gain mastery in implementing their skills in varied second-language teaching contexts; in addition, they can observe and participate with international learners in a state-of-the-art technology classroom. Students completing their practicum work in Dresden, Germany, receive a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Students can additionally work toward state teacher licensure by completing the Education minor.
At the undergraduate level, our programs prepare students for careers in teaching English as a second and/or foreign language, as well as for graduate and professional studies in language, education, and communications. Many graduates of the B.A. in TESL go on to teach English abroad.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate their professional knowledge through projects and writing in our professionalizing courses (Pedagogy and Practicum).
2. Perform in our writing intensive courses.
3. Demonstrate learning and effective teaching practices incorporating distance learning, computer-assisted learning, and effective use of software.
4. Engage with diversity by defining and identifying the English Language Learners they are likely to serve and by developing effective teaching strategies to teach for diversity.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate with required study abroad in Dresden, Germany
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