Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education With An Emphasis In English As A Second Language degree program prepares teacher candidates for teaching in a K–8 classroom, specifically geared toward working with students who are considered English Language Learners.
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Overview

Why Earn a BS in Elementary Education for ESL from Grand Canyon University ?

Earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education With An Emphasis In English As A Second Language  enables students to make a difference not only in education, but in helping diverse students gain the essential skill of mastering the English language. 

This skill is imperative for successfully moving forward in education and life. At GCU, students follow a values-based, faith-integrated curriculum that’s designed from a Christian worldview. Candidates develop not only into teachers, but servant leaders who possess the ethics, morals and compassion to meet the varying needs of ELL students.

Furthermore, this program at GCU is:

  • Regionally accredited and approved by the Arizona State Board of Education, program content maximizes a student’s current knowledge in teaching and learning
  • Designed to include instructors with expertise in their respective fields including the areas of linguistics, second language acquisition and curriculum development
  • In alignment with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) practices and standards set by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Intended to allow graduates to qualify for an ESL endorsement in the state of Arizona, as well as their elementary teacher license

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Phonics and literacy development for ELL (e.g. learning techniques for developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills)
  • Curriculum and methods appropriate for teaching in an ELL instructional setting
  • Principles of evaluation and structuring ELL assessments
  • Foundations in Structured English Immersion (SEI)
  • Strategies to promote English language development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a 15-week student teaching component for a 1-8 ESL classroom with a certified ESL teacher
  • Contact their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval
  • Review state-specific requirements for a complete endorsement in the area of English as a Second Language
  • Complete the five courses focused on Arizona requirements for an ESL endorsement
  • Consult the University Policy Handbook and a student services counselor for information regarding the policies and procedures within a teacher licensure program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $440 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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Elementary Education With An Emphasis In English As A Second Language
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