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Bachelor's in TESOL

Do you want to learn the skills and earn the qualifications to teach English to students who are new to this complex language? With the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at Indiana Wesleyan University, you can achieve your goal. Discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in TESOL Education at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your TESOL education at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience teaching English as a foreign language. We also provide comprehensive student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this program. In this campus-based program, you will benefit from faculty and advisors who want to help you succeed beyond graduation. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BA in TESOL Education Program?

This TESOL program is designed to help students learn the knowledge and classroom skills to be effective in teaching English to diverse audiences of learners with unique needs. Students can also minor in TESOL to supplement another major. Course topics cover inclusive teaching and learning, English grammar, intercultural relationships, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Arts in TESOL Education

Coursework for this BA in TESOL program covers how to:

  • Become effective at student assessment and testing to deliver desired learning outcomes
  • Understand political and cultural geography issues related to TESOL
  • Develop a plan for a post-graduation career path teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Apply biblical principles to your career teaching English as a foreign language

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education
  • Foreign Language and Literature Teacher
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education
  • Literacy Teacher and Instructor
  • Tutor

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  1. Completion of at least 124 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a major GPA of 2.25 or higher or as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  4. Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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