Career Path - Educational Ministry (TESOL)


Program Summary

REQUIREMENTS: 60 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Educational Studies, TESOL Major is for people who desire to serve the church by teaching English to speakers of other languages in ecclesiastical or non-ecclesiastical settings. In addition to a solid core of biblical and theological studies, students receive training in linguistic theory and pedagogy, as well as experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages. 

The degree requirement is 60 credit hours. TESOL is a major in both the Educational Studies program and the Global Studies Program. The difference lies in the type of additional courses taken. In Educational Studies, one will take additional courses in Christian Ministries and/or Counselling; in Global Studies, one will take additional courses in Christian mission.

Graduates will be qualified to teach English to adults in Canada as well as in many countries abroad. This program will equip students with the knowledge, tools, and flexibility for diverse experiences such as working with immigrants and refugees in community and workplace settings, as well as teaching English for academic purposes to international university students. The M.A. Educational Studies, TESOL Major will prepare graduates for cross-cultural work anywhere on the globe.

The M.A. in Educational Studies (TESOL Major) is recognized at a standard level of 3, by TESL Canada, a national federation of TESOL programs in Canada.

Students are welcome to complete 6 core TESOL courses during Summer TESOL. Click here to read more.

Career Options

  • Government, Missions
  • Private Tutor
  • Graduate Studies in Linguistics
  • Education


All instructors have university degrees and are certified in teaching English as an Additional Language. Most have taught in other countries and have learned additional languages themselves.

Note: Providence University College also trains English language teachers. At times TESOL students will be present in the classroom for observation or practice teaching. They will always be under the supervision of experienced teacher educators to ensure that English learners receive the highest quality of instruction. 

Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji
Assistant Professor, TESOL

Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler Assistant Professor, TESOL
















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