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


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

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. 

1. 21 hours specialized TEFL 

2. 3 hours English gateway

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

3. 9 hours literature taught in English  

4. 3 hours Senior Seminar 

5. 6 hours chosen from the following 


  • HIST-3133


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