During the first decade of the 21st century, Indiana had the second fastest growing English language learner (ELL) population in the nation, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
As an educator and community leader who’s aware of the linguistically and culturally diverse populations who are making Indiana their home, it’s your role—if not your professional privilege—to value the assets that elementary and secondary students bring, which, when elevated, can facilitate their achievement.
What Ball State Can Do for You
Ball State can prepare you to support English language learners with our completely online English as a new language license. This add-on license requires a total of five courses (three credits each) and can be completed in either one or two years, dependent upon the context of students’ lives and professional circumstances. Courses for the license provide culturally responsive teaching practices which provide the potential for immediate application in the classroom.
Our license program is organized around five domains that support TESOL’s (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) P-12 Teacher Education Program Standards:
The program uses the five domains to provide a broad foundation for teachers who want their students to enjoy classroom success and become fully integrated into the life of the school and the community.
This licensing credential can help you and your school prepare to serve this growing population. As an educator-ambassador, your efforts can enrich the future of the Hoosier city or town where you teach.
Lynne Stallings, Advisor
Department of English
This 5-course program can be completed in one or two years depending on student availability and enrollment. Contact Lynne Stallings to see scheduling options.
- ENG 616 Introduction to Theories of Language Learning
- ENG 617 Methods in Teaching English Language Learners
- ENG 619 Assessment in TESOL
- ENG 620 English Linguistics for Educators
- ENG 633 Practicum in TESOL
For a complete list of program requirements, see the course catalog.
Summer: ENG 620
Fall: ENG 616 and ENG 617
Spring: ENG 619 and ENG 633
Summer: ENG 620
Fall: ENG 616
Spring: ENG 619
Fall: ENG 617
Spring: ENG 633
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Do you have questions about this program or online learning? We’re here to help! You may request more information using our online form, or feel free to reach out directly to one of our staff.
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