Bachelor Of Science In Teaching English As A Second Language Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Course
Transfer Credits
Up to 90 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Feb 10, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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 living outside of the States who study psychology will also 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. That’s what makes a career as an English as a second language (ESL) teacher such an exciting and stimulating experience. Travel abroad and learn about new cultures while you share and educate other nations about your culture.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)?

Liberty University has a long-standing residential program that has relationships with several English teaching ministries and educational organizations across the globe. Our proven track record of strong partnerships will serve you well as you enter the workforce. Learn from an accredited academic institution that has a history of success in teaching English as a second language both locally and abroad.

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

As you study the art of teaching English as a second language, you will gain comprehensive knowledge in applied grammar, linguistics, and second language acquisition. ESL teachers are encouraged to understand the syntax and phonology of other major languages of the world. This training will enable you to prepare a curriculum with your student’s language in mind. Understanding how the students acquire language will enable you to set both your and the students’ expectations regarding the teaching-learning processes and outcomes.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers 
Admission Requirements 

Online Bachelor’s in TESL Degree Information

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Bachelor’s Degree in TESL Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • An additional discount is available for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • College credit for military training.

Potential Careers

  • English Instructor for Domestic and International Language Learners
  • Second Language Curriculum Developer
  • Second Language Linguistics research
  • International missions

Admission Requirements for BS in Teaching English as a Second Language

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant may be considered for acceptance on caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

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

  • By earning your Bachelor of Science in Teaching English as a Second Language from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight 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!
  • You can complete our online bachelor’s degree in teaching English as a second language in about 3.5 years.