What Is a Pathway Program?

A Pathway Program is a step toward university study. Pathway courses are taken before you begin university, and allow you to earn college credit that counts toward a particular degree program. Bridge has partnered with Crown College to offer affordable TEFL/TESOL courses that can be taken for credit toward an associate degree, graduate certificate, or master’s degree at Crown.

Why Take a Bridge/Crown College Pathway Program?

Accelerate your path to a degree

Earn TEFL/TESOL certification that qualifies you to teach English

Earn affordable college credit before entering university

Prepare for university study with a head start on degree program topics and themes

Work at your own pace through flexible, self-study courses

Receive discounted tuition from Crown during your degree program

About Crown College

Crown is a fully accredited, private Christian college in Minnesota founded in 1916 offering over 40 on-campus and online degree programs that integrate a Christian worldview into every class. Crown College’s mission is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leaders.

Bridge/Crown College Pathway Programs

Accelerate your path to success with Bridge TEFL/TESOL courses, which may be taken for credit toward these Crown programs.

Pathway to an Associate’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Crown College

Associate’s Degree

Bridge Pathway

Bridge course transfer credits 18
Courses included:
  1. Master TEFL/TESOL Certificate (120 hours)
  2. Specialized Certificate: Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers (120 hours)
  3. Specialized Certificate: Foundations and Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online (120 hours)
  4. Micro-credential: Teaching English as Christian Service (20 hours)
  5. Micro-credential: Teaching English with Low Resources (20 hours)
  6. Micro-credential: Teaching English as a Volunteer (20 hours)
  7. Specialized Certificate: Teaching English as a Freelancer (30 hours)
  8. Specialized Certificate: Guided Teaching Practicum (20 hours)
Duration 12 months to complete (Bridge component)
Start date Start anytime
Price (an USD$ 8,910.00 value)

Additional Crown College Coursework

Course credits 39
Format 100% online

Associate’s Degree

Total credits in degree program 60 Learn More

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Pathway to a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Crown College

Graduate Certificate

Bridge Pathway

Bridge course transfer credits 6
Courses included:
  1. IDELTOnline TEFL/TESOL Diploma (150 hours)
  2. Micro-credential: Teaching English as Christian Service (20 hours)
  3. Micro-credential: Teaching English with Low Resources (20 hours)
  4. Micro-credential: Teaching English as a Volunteer (20 hours)
Duration 6 months to complete
Start date Start anytime
Price (a USD$ 3,450.00 value)

Additional Crown College Coursework

Course credits 3
Format 100% online

Graduate Certificate

Total credits in degree program 12 Learn More

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    Pathway to a Master’s Degree from Crown College:

  • Master of Arts in Global Leadership

  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

  • Master of Divinity

Master’s Degree

Bridge Pathway

Bridge course transfer credits 6
Courses included:
  1. IDELTOnline TEFL/TESOL Diploma (150 hours)
  2. Micro-credential: Teaching English as Christian Service (20 hours)
  3. Micro-credential: Teaching English with Low Resources (20 hours)
  4. Micro-credential: Teaching English as a Volunteer (20 hours)
Duration 12 months to complete (Bridge component)
Start date Start anytime
Price (a USD$ 3,450.00 value)

Additional Crown College Coursework

Course credits 27
Format 100% online

Master’s Degree

Total credits in degree program 36 Learn More

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Would you like more information on any of these Bridge Pathway Programs with Crown College?

Contact an advisor today!

Crown College Degree Programs

Teaching English
Associate’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Full Price: $19,080.00

Price with Bridge Pathway: $13,153

Learn the theory and methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages abroad, locally, or online, and earn a TEFL/TESOL certificate recognized worldwide.

Teaching English
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Full Price: $5,174.00

Price with Bridge Pathway: $3,719.00

Develop the professional and practical skills needed to teach English in a variety of cross-cultural settings, and positively impact communities.

Teaching English
Master of Arts in Global Leadership

Full Price: $15,522.00

Price with Bridge Pathway: $11,482.00

Prepare for effective intercultural work founded on strong Christian principles with faith-based, cross-cultural leadership skills.

Teaching English
Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Full Price: $15,522.00

Price with Bridge Pathway: $11,482.00

Become a leader in a variety of organizations, including churches and missions, through this program, which offers a practical alternative to the seminary experience.

Teaching English
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Full Price: $15,522.00

Price with Bridge Pathway: $11,482.00

Learn management philosophy, skills, and strategies from a Christian perspective to prepare for the corporate and nonprofit sectors and the dynamics of today’s workforce.

Teaching English
Master of Divinity

Full Price: $31,050.00

Price with Bridge Pathway: $27,007.00

Gain the biblical and theological understanding of ministry leadership needed to serve as a pastor, chaplain, missionary, or other positions at faith-based organizations.

Is it your mission to teach English?
Train to follow your calling.

Bridge and Crown College have collaborated to develop the Teaching English as a Christian Service TEFL/TESOL Micro-credential. Crown content contributor Dr. Alexander Zell guides trainees to develop the skills and mindset to adapt to a new environment as a missionary and share their teachings with the host community in culturally appropriate, impactful ways. This Micro-credential for service-minded teachers may be taken for college credit that applies directly toward certificate and degree programs at Crown College.

Dr. Zell holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University. He is the Director of the Graduate School of Ministry, Christian Ministries, & Global Leadership at Crown.

Learn more!

Crown College Pathway FAQs

The program has two components: Bridge TEFL/TESOL courses and Crown College courses. Bridge and Crown College each have their own entry requirements.

Bridge requirements:

You must be at least 18 years and have a high school diploma or the equivalent to take Bridge TEFL/TESOL courses.

If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to meet the English proficiency level requirements of the courses in the program you choose:

  • • For all courses: at least a B1 level according to the Common European Framework (CEFR), which is a score of approximately 5.0 on the IELTS test.
  • • For the IDELTOnline, a C1 CEFR level or higher, which is a score of approximately 7.0 on the IELTS).

Crown College requirements:

  • • Completed application for admission
  • • Spiritual Life Essay (included as part of your application)
  • • Official high school transcript
  • Completed FAFSA

Visit the Crown College admissions page for full details.

Yes! It’s a good idea to begin the Bridge component of the Pathway Program as the first step toward your graduate certificate or degree program at Crown College. When you enroll with Bridge, you can start the first course in your program immediately (or, if your program includes the IDELTOnline, you’ll have a specific start date), so you’ll be well on your way to becoming TEFL certified.

All Bridge courses can be started the same day you enroll (except the IDELTOnline, which has set start dates every month). Most students complete their general TEFL/TESOL course first, such as the Master Certificate or IDELTOnline, then complete the additional courses in the program, such as Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online.

Don’t worry! You’ll still earn an accredited, internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certification from Bridge that will qualify you for English teaching jobs around the world.

You’ll also enhance your resume with specialized training that will make you a competitive candidate for online and in-person teaching jobs. Bridge certification never expires, and you’ll get lifetime job placement assistance for wherever your TEFL career takes you.

In addition, you can earn transferrable university credits for many Bridge courses regardless of your acceptance to Crown College. The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has recommended the following Bridge courses for undergraduate or graduate credits:

  • • IDELTOnline - 9 graduate credits
  • • Master Certificate - 6 undergraduate credits
  • • Foundations and Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online - 6 undergraduate credits (3 credits each)

Learn more about ACE CREDIT recommendations for Bridge courses.

Go to the Crown College admissions page: www.crown.edu/admissions.

  • • Complete your Application.
  • • Submit your official high school transcript.
  • • Submit your completed FAFSA form.

For questions about admissions to Crown College, contact an admissions advisor at admissions@crown.edu or call 952-446-4142.

Except for the IDELTOnline, which has weekly due dates for assignments, all Bridge online courses are self-paced, so you can start the day you enroll and then log in to work on your course whenever it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note that Bridge courses include written assignments in some modules, and these assignments are assessed by your personal tutor within one business day. You may move on to the next module after submitting an assignment, but you will only be able to complete the next module’s assignment once your tutor has graded the previous one.

Because the courses are self-paced (except for the 12-week IDELTOnline), how long your Bridge program takes to complete depends on the amount of time you’re able to dedicate to your course work.

No textbooks are required for Bridge courses. All the materials you’ll need are available via the online learning platform.

Bridge courses required access to the Internet, including the ability to watch online videos. It’s recommended that you complete your course on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet, although some components can even be completed via a smartphone!

Yes! These packages will give you a strong foundation in English language teaching methodology, lesson planning, and grammar, as well as specialized training in teaching English online. When you complete the Bridge component of your Pathway Program, you’ll be highly qualified for online or classroom-based English teaching jobs.

The course itself includes a section about professional development, with job tips by region, resume help, and other resources. You’ll also get access to the Bridge Job Board, where employers post open teaching positions around the globe to which you can apply.

Yes, you can. Our online TEFL courses are accredited and may be taken for CEUs. You earn 1 CEU for every 10 hours of TEFL certification. For example, a TEFL course of 100 hours would be eligible for 10 CEUs. Click here to learn more about CEUs.