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 not designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you wish to become licensed in Ohio, you must also register for and complete all requirements for the Minor in Education and sit for licensing exams. 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.  

If you are interested in the Minor in Education, please contact Jessy Hendrickx (jahendri@kent.edu) and watch this video: https://video.kent.edu/media/College+of+Arts+and+Sciences+Advanced+Study+Checklist/1_f9qssfvi