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B.A. Degree in English/Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)


An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Teaching English as a Foreign Language will:

  1. Demonstrate competence in teaching English as a foreign language either abroad or domestically.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of linguistics, grammar, intercultural communication, language learning theory, and teaching methodology.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to think, read, and write critically, especially on issues related to language, learning, and teaching.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for the diversities among people around the world.
  5. Engage in and articulate a personal integration of faith and learning.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

42 hours, minor required plus 6 hours of same foreign language

1. 21 hours specialized TEFL 

  • ENGL-1331 - TEFL Experience I
  • ENGL-2332 - TEFL Experience II
  • ENGL-3313 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL-3713 - Structure of the English Language
  • ENGL-3723 - Methods of TEFL I
  • ENGL-4713 - Methods of TEFL II
  • ENGL-4633 - Intercultural Communication I
  • ENGL-4863 - TEFL Student Teaching Practicum

2. 3 hours English gateway

  • ENGL-2223 - Introduction to Writing About Literature

This course must be completed before enrolling in upper level Literature courses. 

3. 9 hours literature taught in English  

4. 3 hours Senior Seminar 

  • ENGL-4733 - Senior Capstone

5. 6 hours chosen from the following 

  • ENGL-3493 - Technical Writing
  • ENGL-4113 - Studies in Chaucer
  • ENGL-4213 - Studies in Shakespeare
  • GEOG-2113 - Elements of Human Geography
  • GEOG-2213 - World Regional Geography
  • HIST-2513 - English History to 1603
  • HIST-2523 - English History Since 1603
  • HIST-2923 - Perspectives in Western Civilization


  • HIST-3133


  • HIST-3143
  • SOCI-3513 - World Religions
  • SOCI-3613 - Cultural Anthropology

6. 6 hours foreign language

  • Take 6 hours of the same foreign language

Related Careers

  • Teaching (elementary school, middle school, high school and university level)
  • Administration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Public Libraries
  • Program Development
  • Literacy Programs

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