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 who complete an optional practicum abroad receive a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Students can additionally work toward state teacher licensure by completing the Education minor.

Teaching English as a Second Language students may apply early to the M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.

To make an advising appointment with a faculty advisor, please email Ayham Abuzeid aabuzeid@kent.edu.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.