Teach native English speakers and English language learners.
Today’s student bodies are becoming more linguistically diverse, with English language learners in three out of four classrooms nationwide. In this streamlined program, you’ll prepare for your elementary classroom license and add to your marketability with a second license in English as a Second Language. By studying here, you’ll also gain an edge as a culturally competent teacher who can put learning and language into context.
In the elementary part of the program, you’ll gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach by taking courses in elementary subject areas such as literature, math, science, and social studies. You’ll also learn curriculum design and how to teach to students from a range of cultures.
The ESL part of the program covers linguistics, language, literacy and literature, and how to distinguish learning disabilities from language differences. Become prepared for the multilingual classroom with activity-based courses that meet national TESOL standards. Throughout every step of your experience, receive personalized attention and feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners.