Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second Language with Teacher Licensure

Learn best practices for planning and implementing classroom instruction, along with appropriate teaching methods for different ages and backgrounds.

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.


What You’ll Learn

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.

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

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Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second Language with Teacher Licensure

In addition to the Gardner-Webb University general education program requirements, students will be required to complete 39 hours within the major, and 23 hours within the required Professional Education Minor.

Students will choose a focus within grades K–6, 6–9, or 9–12, to observe and practice in a public school. Additional requirements include either FREN 201 or SPAN 201 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 about these options, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

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.

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