Department of English

Teaching English as a Second Language

Our Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) programs will prepare you to teach students in the United States and throughout in the world. A campus-wide focus on cultural diversity will introduce you to a community of learners in a local context.

Our online options will allow you to complete your degree from anywhere in the world. You will learn the intricacies of linguistics and teaching from multilingual and multicultural specialists who have lived, worked and taught throughout the world. You will have the opportunity to put your skills to work in a graduate assistantship at St. Cloud State's English for Academic Purposes program or the Intensive English Center, a program that trains more than 100 English language learners from more than 15 countries each year.

These two centers offer 20 graduate assistantships each year. 

Our Programs

Your choice of TESL or linguistics programs will depend on your career goals.

International students seeking admission to St. Cloud State, can complete their English studies in the Intensive English Center (IEC) and then gain admission to St. Cloud State undergraduate and graduate programs through graduation from the IEC.

For admitted college international students who need to improve their academic English, they can take EAP courses which count for graduation. 

For linguistics employment or further study

For entry-level TESL positions in non-English speaking countries

For K-12 ESL licensure in Minnesota

For college teaching positions

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