What Makes Us Unique
English as a New Language
Schools continue to need teachers who are skilled in working with students who do not speak English as their first language. Goshen is one of about 30 colleges in the United States offering an undergraduate major and licensing area in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
As school violence has increased, we have seen the need for teacher candidates to develop skills in conflict mediation. In collaboration with the peace, justice and conflict studies department, we are able to offer a series of three courses that equip our students in being able to help transform conflict peacefully. We strongly recommend that all teacher education candidates complete this sequence, which results in a Goshen College Certificate in Conflict Transformation.
Goshen College is fortunate to have integrated Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center into content area courses so all elementary majors have the opportunity to work in environmental education as part of their program.