Your major in English as a Second Language Teacher Education will give you the training you need to effectively educate K-12 students in English as a second language.

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The Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second Language with preparation for K-12 teacher licensure will give you the training and field experience to effectively educate students in English as a second language.

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Through comprehensive coursework in English and teacher education, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to help students excel. You’ll develop and refine your knowledge of the English language. You’ll also develop proficiency in a foreign language. You’ll learn best practices for planning and implementing classroom instruction, along with appropriate teaching methods for different ages and backgrounds.

The Student NC Association of Education helps majors develop professional abilities while providing important networking and leadership opportunities.

Our teacher education graduates enjoy a high rate of placement at schools throughout North Carolina. With your language and interpersonal skills, you could also find employment interpreting or translating in a diverse range of educational and public settings.

In addition to the Gardner-Webb University general education program requirements, an additional 36 hours of credit is required for the Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second Language degree. Additional requirements include either FREN 202 or SPAN 202 and one 300-level course in either French or Spanish. This requirement will be waived by the department if the student demonstrates the required proficiency level in the selected language.

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

The Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second Language requires a minor in Professional Education. The minor includes 23 credit hours. Students will not be permitted to complete more than 50 percent of the minor until formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program a minimum of one full semester prior to the semester in which they student teach.

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