Major in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) K-12 (B.A.)
LIN210ZIntroduction to Second Language Acquisition 13
LIN300Introduction to Linguistics3
TEL240TESOL Practicum Abroad1
TEL301Analysis of the English Language3
TEL305Teaching Language Skills for Second Language Learners3
TEL320Curriculum Development and Assessment3
EDU200Introduction to Education3
EDU201Introduction to Education Field Experience1
EDU203School Health and Drugs2
EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU240Educational Psychology3
EDU241Educational Psychology Field Experience1
EDU272Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)5
EDU317GZEducational Equity 13
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU400Methods in Teaching K-12 English to Speakers of Other Languages3
EDU401Middle Level Education Practicum in TESL1
EDU490Student Teaching Block 414
A world language 27-8
Choose two from TESOL Area Elective courses: 36
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
African Civilizations
History of China, Japan, and Korea
History of India and Its Neighbors
Latin American Civilizations
History of Islam
Hispanic Christianity
Modern Europe
Asian Philosophy
Hispanic Cultures: Guatemalan Perspectives
Historic Spain and its Cultures
Choose one from cross-cultural elective courses:3
Peoples and Cultures of the United States
Christianity in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Intercultural Communication
Minorities in America
Introduction to International Relations
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Religions of India, China and Japan
SCS330G
SCS387Z
SCS389
Internship in Spanish
Christianity and the World's Religions
Major73-74
General Education49-50
Total Credits122-124
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

2

Courses must be chosen so that at least two different geographic areas are studied (e.g., a course on Africa, a course on Latin America).

3

TESL majors who are non-native speakers of English must reach an advanced proficiency level in English. 

4

In order to meet requirements for endorsements and duel majors this number is subject to change. Students should consult with their advisor. 

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each content area (TEL, LIN) and education courses in the major. Courses with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.

Students with K-12 licensure in TESL may choose one or more Middle Level Endorsements. See endorsement area listing under Major in Elementary Education with Middle Level Endorsement in the Education section of this catalog.

B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) K-12 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4GES160 Inquiry Seminar3Second Language (S) course1 4
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Mathematics (M) Course 3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
 14 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
World Languages & Cultures course 3World Cultures (U) course3 3World Languages & Cultures course 3
EDU2004 Introduction to Education3 LIN210Z Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1 K-6 Education Block 1 10
TEL305 (fall, odd years) Teaching Language Skills for Second Language Learners3  Education Psychology and Pedagogy
THE201 Christian Theology3  Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  Primary Grade Practicum
   Education Technology
   Kindergarten Education
 14 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
TEL320 Curriculum Development and Assessment3TEL2403 TESOL Practicum Abroad1TEL301 Analysis of the English Language3
EDU203 School Health and Drugs2 EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
LIN300 Introduction to Linguistics3 TESOL Area Elective 3
TESOL Area Elective 3 TESOL Cross-Cultural Elective 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 14 1 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3Interim Off EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1  
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1  
EDU400 Methods in Teaching K-12 English to Speakers of Other Languages3  
EDU401 Middle Level Education Practicum in TESL1  
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
Elective 1  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 13-16 0 14
Total Credits: 121-124
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

TESL majors must complete a TESOL Practicum abroad of at least 3 weeks. This Practicum will usually be done during the summer or Interim. Students choose their program in consultation with the director of the TESOL program and the Office of International Studies and enroll in the course entitled TESOL Practicum Abroad the semester after they return from being abroad and complete the on-campus requirements for the TESOL Practicum Abroad

3

The Education Department offers an interim trip that meets the U requirement - EDU236UZ. See Education Abroad Options

4

See Education section of catalog for testing requirements.

This program assumes a student will use EDU317GZ to satisfy the general education Comparative Systems requirement. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) K-12 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4Second Language (S) course1 4
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Mathematics (M) course 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 4 12-15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
World Languages & Cultures course 3World Cultures (U) course3 3World Languages & Cultures course 3
EDU2004 Introduction to Education3 LIN210Z Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1 K-6 Education Block 1 10
TEL305 (fall, odd years) Teaching Language Skills for Second Language Learners3  Education Psychology and Pedagogy
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4  Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)
   Primary Grade Practicum
   Education Technology
   Kindergarten Education
 14 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU203 School Health and Drugs2TEL2403 TESOL Practicum Abroad1TEL301 Analysis of the English Language3
TEL320 Curriculum Development and Assessment3 EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
LIN300 Introduction to Linguistics3 TESOL Area Elective 3
TESOL Area Elective 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
TESOL Cross-Cultural Elective 3 Elective 3
 14 1 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3Interim Off EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1  
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1  
EDU400 Methods in Teaching K-12 English to Speakers of Other Languages3  
EDU401 Middle Level Education Practicum in TESL1  
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3  
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
 15 0 14
Total Credits: 122-125
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

TESL majors must complete a TESOL Practicum abroad of at least 3 weeks. This Practicum will usually be done during the summer or Interim. Students choose their program in consultation with the director of the TESOL program and the Office of International Studies and enroll in the course entitled TESOL Practicum Abroad the semester after they return from being abroad and complete the on-campus requirements for the TESOL Practicum Abroad

3

The Education Department offers an interim trip that meets the U requirement - EDU236UZ. See Education Abroad Options

4

See Education section of catalog for testing requirements.

This program assumes a student will use EDU317GZ to satisfy the general education Comparative Systems requirement. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University