Question about Missionary Training for missionaries:
"Should I major in teaching English?"
Before you major in English, I would strongly encourage you to volunteer at a local literacy center in the United States so that you can gain some firsthand experience teaching English. This experience should help you decide whether or not to major in teaching English.
Requirements vary depending on who and where you teach. Many come with little or no credentials except that they are native English speakers. Some teach private classes, while others come with the JET program, for college grads (with any major) to come and assist English teachers in junior and senior high schools for a year or two. (Opportunities for ministry in that program are somewhat restricted.) If you want to come on a work or missionary visa, you need to have qualifications to do what you say you are coming to do in order to get your certificate of eligibility. Our own mission has required a bachelor's degree in something as well as the equivalent of thirty credit hours in Bible.
1. How could I use an education degree in missions?
2. I want to teach English (TESL). I am fluent but I am not a native speaker. What training do I need?
3. To teach English overseas should I get a master's degree or a certificate?
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