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Elementary Education With An Emphasis In English As A Second Language, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
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.


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

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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

        Teach candidates must be able to:

        • 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

          16500 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
        • National

          16500 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Campus: $8250 per semester

        Online: $440 per credit

        Living costs for Phoenix

        • 900 - 1450 USD/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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