Bachelor’s in Teaching English as a Second Language

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

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Share Your Love of the English Language around the World with Our Online Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language

If you travel abroad for business or pleasure, you will find that English is the dominant language used for communicating. Not only do people from two different cultures use English for communication but you will also find it in computer programming and many different fields. Often students abroad who study psychology will study English to better understand their textbooks. The best computer programmers in other countries also need English to keep up with the latest changes in technology. A career as an ESL teacher is an exciting and stimulating experience. Travel abroad and learn about new cultures while you share and educate other nations about your culture.

Liberty University’s online bachelor’s degree in teaching English as a second language provides the credentials you need to be more competitive when competing for jobs both here and abroad as an English language instructor. In South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, you will find many students yearning to study English as a second language. Throughout this degree, you will learn not only the linguistic skills you need but also how to overcome cultural barriers and reach students struggling to cope with the complexity of the English language.

What Will You Learn in our Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language?

  • Learn to prepare a curriculum with your student’s language in mind.
  • Understand how students acquire language.
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge in applied grammar, linguistics, and second language acquisition.

Throughout this degree, you will learn the intricacies of the English language and how to best utilize the resources available to you to meet the needs of your students. You will also learn about the various activities and class exercises that will help not only make you a better instructor but also enable students to have fun while you are teaching them. Our internship program can give you the skills, knowledge, and wisdom to be successful and confident in the classroom in your future career.

Potential Careers

  • ESL teacher
  • Academic coordinator
  • Curriculum planner

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language Program Highlights

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online TESL degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800 – $2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Students can complete the 100% online Bachelors in Teaching English as a Second Language in as little as 3.5 years.

Bachelor’s Degree in TESL Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training 
120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 23, 2021

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.