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Teaching English as a Second Language - B.A.

COLLEGE:    College of Arts and Sciences

DEPARTMENT:    Department of English
113 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2676

DESCRIPTION:    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 the 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 BA in TESL go on to teach English abroad.

Teachers of adult literacy and remedial education held about 96,000 jobs in 2008. Additional teachers worked as unpaid volunteers. Many of the jobs are Federally funded, with additional funds coming from State and local governments. The majority of these teachers are employed by the educational services industry. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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.

General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.   
Minimum 121 total credit hours  and  42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.00 GPA overall and 2.00 GPA in major required for graduation.

Capstone Writing Intensive Seminar on World Englishes and/or Sociolinguistics in Schooling


STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES:    Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate with required study abroad in Dresden, Germany

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.   
Association of International Students in Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (M.A.), Translation (M.A.)

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