Three undergraduate TESOL options are available to students who wish to teach English as a Second Language (ESL):


TESOL Certificate

The TESOL Certificate is an 18-hour undergraduate certificate for students who wish to teach ESL/EFL in adult education settings or abroad.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English: TESOL Emphasis

Students can opt for a B.A. in English with TESOL as an area of emphasis. The same 18 hours required for the stand-alone certificate are included within the major.

ESL Endorsement

State certification in ESL is available as an 18-hour additional endorsement for licensed teachers or teacher licensure candidates. The endorsement qualifies recipients to teach ESL at the PreK–12 levels.


Students pursuing any of the options will take the following courses:

  • ENG 315 Advanced Grammar
  • ENG 330 Second Language Acquisition
  • ENG 331 ESL Methodology
  • ENG 332 ESL Assessment
  • ENG 333 TESOL Practicum
  • ENG 411 Linguistics

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For more information please contact Kayla McKinney Wiggins, English Program Coordinator at or call 931-363-9859.

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478

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