TESOL Certification

Credit Hours: 18

Prerequisites: None

A study of the English language, gain a working knowledge of applied linguistics, receive firsthand experience through precise internship placement, obtain teaching skills and methods based on the latest research from the field of teaching, and attain an understanding of what culture is and the diversity it brings to the classroom. After successfully completing the program, you will be well prepared to teach English to students of other languages.

Courses Needed to Complete the Certification:

  • Grammatical Analysis
  • Linguistics and teaching foundations for Second/Foreign Language Speakers
  • Sociolinguistics for Language Learning and Teaching
  • Principles of Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods, Materials, and Assessment in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Introduction to the APA Format

Degree Information

Guarded Heart’s four year degree program is designed for Christian adults of any age and background who desire to serve in the local church at any level. All graduates of each degree program will:

• Know the Bible thoroughly.
• Interpret the Bible with sound exegesis.
• Understand the major doctrines of the Bible.
• Evangelize and disciple others at home and around the world.
• Counsel themselves and others from the Bible alone.
• Teach and preach for life-change.
• Think critically, according to a Biblical world view.
• Read, write, speak, and research with basic, college-level competencies.
• Recognize God’s unfolding plan of redemption in Church and world history.

Days & Times Of Classes

Classes for this program are offered during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms for both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Classes typically meet weekly through each term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and 8:10 pm to 9:40 pm. 

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for exceptions related to the observance of holidays.

Academic Requirements

All degrees are earned through students meeting the expected course requirements.  The trimester hours required to earn our degrees may be earned through a combination of studies offered at GHBC and the credit we allow for our religious training and religious life work experience.

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Academic Calendar

  • Enrollment/Registration: March 5th-March 29th
  • Term: April 2nd-July 2nd
  • Classes Begin: April 2nd & April 4th
  • Last Day to Add/Drop a Class: April 19th
  • Last Day to Withdraw with “VWD”: April 26th
  • School Office Closings (Holiday Observation): May 27th
  • Enrollment/Registration: June 24th-July 5th
  • Term: July 18th-August 8th
  • Classes Begin: July 18th
  • Last Day to Withdraw with “VWD”: July 12th
  • Graduation (If Required): July 27th
  • School Office Closings (Holiday Observation): July 4th