Major in English Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (P-12) Track
“We must choose what to teach as well as when to teach it. Some of the information
within our reach is false, some is useless, some merely serves to puff up its possessor.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
According to the Kentucky Department of Education, students in public schools statewide speak approximately 100 different native languages. TESOL is a fast-growing field, and the need is critical in Kentucky for teachers trained in English as a Second Language instruction.
Murray State University's TESOL program helps students develop the skills needed to succeed as teachers of English language to non-native speakers in the school setting. The program works in conjunction with the College of Education to prepare students for certification as PreK-12 ESL (English as a second Language) teachers. The department offers the B.A within the TESOL/P-12 ESL Certification Area.