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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Program Details

About this Program

The B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language is geared towards individuals, such as international students, who wish to teach English as a foreign language in countries where English is not the dominant language. It may also lead to limited possibilities in the U.S., such as working in adult ESL programs where only a bachelor's degree is required. It can serve as a foundation for teaching ESL in community colleges and universities in the US, but is not enough for working at those levels. Students who wish to work at those levels should expect to continue beyond the bachelor's degree to an M.A. in TESL. This degree is inappropriate for those who hope to teach English in K-12 schools in the U.S., as it will not lead to a K-12 teaching license. Students who wish to obtain that credential should enroll in the B.S. in TESL, which is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Classroom Location(s)

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead 56563
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56563
Toll-Free: (877) 678-6463
Local: (218) 477-2161
TTY: (800) 627-3529

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