TESOL

Contact: Faith Axton (registrar@cccb.edu)

Certificate Enrollment Fee:  $900

This certificate provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge for teaching English to non-native speakers of English.  Successful completion of the certificate in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree will give students the tools they need to teach English while serving on a foreign mission field. Potential service to the church may also include outreach to immigrants, teaching English as an evangelistic tool, or teaching in a language school.

Because foreign countries require TESOL instructors to have a college degree, the TESOL certificate can only be received when students complete a bachelor’s degree from Central or if they have already earned a bachelor’s degree. 

TESOL Certificate Goals

In addition to the goals of the Certificate of Biblical Knowledge, the student completing a TESOL certificate will be able to:

  1. Prepare and teach lessons using materials appropriate for a variety of age groups.
  2. Understand the structural elements of the English language with an emphasis on how to assist others in second language acquisition.
  3. Discover resources and strategies for systematically presenting English instruction to non-native speakers.
  4. Experience instruction with non-native speakers to learn about the unique challenges these opportunities bring.
  5. Experience foreign language study to gain appreciation for the task of language instruction and learning.
  6. Practice communicating Biblical truths in cross-cultural contexts using sound principles and multiple methods.

TESOL Certificate Requirements

Course

Title

Credits

Biblical Studies

18

BOT101

Survey of Pentateuch

3

BNT101

Life of Christ I

3

BTH120

Discovering the Bible

3

BNT112

Acts of the Apostles

3

BOT202

History of Israel

3

BTH201

Basic Biblical Theology

3

General Studies

22

GSS100

Saints Seminar

(or GCS101Orientation to Online Studies)

1

GCA151

English Composition I

3

 GCA201

Interpreting Biblical Literature

3

GCA171

English Composition II

3

GCA212

Cross-Cultural Communication

3

GCA312

Advanced Communication: Lessons

3

GCA350

Structure of the English Language

3

CHOICE

Modern or Biblical Foreign Language Elective

3

Professional Studies

12-13

SALT101

Serving in Community (onsite students only)

0.5

SALT102

 Biblical Leadership (onsite students only)

0.5

PCM100

Christian Discipleship

3

PCM222

Principles of Evangelism

3

PMI340

TESOL Language Program Curriculum & Design

3

PMI360

TESOL Practicum

3

Total Credits Required for TESOL Certificate

52-53

This certificate can also be completed in four years as part of a BS degree combined with the Cross-Cultural Ministry program (141 total credits) or the Christian Ministries program (141 total credits).

For questions about Ministry Certificates, call 1-888-263-3900 or email academic@cccb.edu.

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