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Teaching English as a Second Language - B.A. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Arts and Sciences

Department
Department of English

113 Satterfield Hall
E-mail: english@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-2676
Fax: 330-672-3152
Web: http://www.kent.edu/english
 

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 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.

Career Opportunities

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)

Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate with required study abroad in Dresden, Germany

Program Fee

None

Student Organizations

Association of International Students in Education

Advanced Degree Programs