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.
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 undergraduates interested in linguistics for employment or further studies,
For those seeking entry-level TESL teaching positions in non-English speaking countries, we have undergraduate and graduate TESOL certificates.
For those seeking K-12 ESL licensure in the State of Minnesota:
For those seeking college teaching positions in the United States or internationally:
For college professors with a previous Master of Arts or Doctoral degrees and those who want to add college ESL courses to their teaching duties, the Advanced TESOL Certificate may be an option.