TESOL Education

The Indiana Wesleyan University Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is designed for students who love languages and have a heart and desire to teach the English language to non-native speakers. The program is also designed to meet Indiana English as a New Language standards, and the standards of TESOL International Association.

A degree in TESOL Education combines professional training with specialized instruction in the latest theoretical foundations for second-language acquisition, including methods and materials training and practicum experience designed specifically for the TESOL student. Coursework and field experiences will allow you to combine theory and practice as you expand your abilities and develop your God-given gift of teaching. Graduates are well-prepared with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be effective educators who make a difference in the lives of their students and colleagues.

Our students are mentored by experienced faculty who demonstrate the integration of a Christian worldview in the vocation of teaching, showing that a career can be a way to authentically worship God and serve humankind. IWU's TESOL Education program equips graduates to change the world in a tangible way. Worldwide, teachers of English are in high demand, so this major is both practical and fulfilling.

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TESOL Methods & Practicum


Foreign Language

Foreign language, or demonstration of intermediate-level competency.


(choose courses from all three areas)
Language Studies*


* Any foreign language course (in addition to competency requirement): 3 - 6 credit hours.

Intercultural Studies




Professional Education Courses



Because TESOL Education is a joint program and a richly interdisciplinary degree, the faculty list below includes our two full-time TESOL faculty and multiple faculty for the School of Teacher Education and other schools which support the TESOL Education major.

Anne Bruehler; MA Asst Prof; TESOL anne.bruehler@indwes.edu View Profile
Muchun Yin; EdD Assoc Prof; TESOL muchun.yin@indwes.edu View Profile
Rev Jolly Beyioku; MUP, PhD Assoc Prof; International & Comm Dev jolly.beyioku@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary M Brown; MA, PhD Professor; English mary.brown@indwes.edu View Profile
James Elsberry; MEd, PhD Professor; Education | Associate Dean; School of Education jim.elsberry@indwes.edu View Profile
Roberta Henson; MA, PhD Professor; English | Director; Writing Center roberta.henson@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary Seaborn; MAEd, EdD Professor; Education | Director; Certif and Student Teaching mary.seaborn@indwes.edu View Profile
Rev Norman G Wilson; MDiv, STM, PhD Prof. Intercultural Studies | Coordinator; Intercultural Studies norman.wilson@indwes.edu View Profile
Kimberly DeMichael; MEd Asst Prof; Education | Education Placement Advisor | Secondary Program Coordinator kim.demichael@indwes.edu View Profile
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