English has become the most widely used language in the world today, particularly in the areas of science, commerce and education. Tens of thousands of students in developing countries are required to learn English in school. Thousands more study English in order to pursue careers or educational programs demanding English language skills. Refugees and immigrants to the United States desire English to survive and to establish themselves in their new homeland. There is thus a considerable demand for qualified teachers of English both here and abroad.
The Graduate Certificate in TESOL program enables a Christian student with a bachelor's degree to develop both a solid academic foundation in second language pedagogy and practical skills in teaching English in cross-cultural situations.