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BA in English Language Learner Studies

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies program offers students a comprehensive study of linguistic theories and their application in providing businesses and individuals with adult second language instruction. Learn more about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies program are generally interested in teaching English as a second language either domestically or internationally. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies program is designed to offer students the skills and tools required to address the learning needs of individuals for whom English is not their native language. The program examines standard practices and strategies for aiding non-English speaking individuals in developing English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students can also study teaching methods for multiple contexts, including multi-lingual and immersion settings.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • EDU 321: Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 credits)
  • ELL 240: Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • ELL 242: Understanding & Teaching English Language (3 credits)
  • SOC 308: Racial & Ethnic Groups (3 credits)
  • ELL 355: Methods, Materials, & Technology for Learning a Second Language (3 credits)
  • ELL 351: Listening & Speaking in a Second Language (3 credits)
  • ELL 353: Reading & Writing in a Second Language (3 credits)
  • ELL 357: English Language Teaching & Adult Learners (3 credits)
  • ELL 420: Testing & Assessment for ELL Students (3 credits)
  • ELL 359: Contemporary Issues in English Language Instruction (3 credits)
  • ELL 361: Language Learning in a Global Context (3 credits)
  • ELL 497: English Language Learner Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 elective credits.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts English Language Learner Studies who are interested in working as teachers, educators, or administrators could pursue a master's degree in administration, education, or leadership. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the qualifications needed for an administrative position in the field.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education
  • Master of International Studies

Career Paths:

Ashford University 's Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies program is designed to prepare enrolled students for entry-level employment in teaching or in education administration.

Possible employment opportunities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • International English teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Instructional consultant
  • Adult language instructor

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please refer to Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) for individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please be advised that states change their policies from time to time and students are advised to check regularly with their state regulatory agencies' policies and procedures relating to licensure. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.


Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

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