M.Div. in TESOL

Location

Curriculum

75 credit hours

Program Length

as few as 36 months

Accreditation

Regionally Accredited by SACSCOC

The M.Div. (TESOL) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized knowledge and skills to teach both children and adults effectively in a wide variety of cross-cultural settings. It prepares you for teaching and leadership roles in TESOL.

Objectives:

The program will equip you to:

  • Teach listening, speaking, reading, and writing at novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of proficiency
  • Develop and evaluate language teaching materials
  • Use English teaching as a ministry

View academic requirements for the M.Div. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the Academic Catalog.

Featured Faculty

David G. Cashin

Professor of Intercultural Studies

Edward L. Smither

Dean, College of Intercultural Studies, Professor of Intercultural Studies and History of Global Christianity

Joseph LeTexier

Professor of TESOL/Linguistics

Victor H. Cuartas

Professor of Intercultural Studies, Elmer V. Thompson Chair of Church Planting

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Teaching in or administering an English language program in the US
  • Teaching in or administering an English language program overseas