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Elementary Education & ESL

Overview

Give New Language Skills to Nonnative English Speaking Children 

Become an elementary teacher with an English as a second language endorsement and make a difference in kids’ lives

Those who are called to teach know there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing students thrive with new skills and knowledge. For many kids in schools throughout the United States, though, their progress is severely thwarted because they are not native English speakers. Passionate teachers who want to help students overcome this challenge by equipping them with the language skills they need for academic and life success will find such work extremely rewarding. 

Across the country, schools—both public and private—report a shortage of well-qualified teachers with training in teaching ESL; the need is great. 

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies for elementary education and ESL endorsement prepares students to fill these crucial jobs in schools. Upon completion of this degree, students will be trained to teach in the elementary classroom for kindergarten through grade 5, as well as English as a second language to children in kindergarten through grade 12. 

Distinctives of this program:

  • Small class sizes: individual attention is a high priority and relationships are built among students as well as faculty
  • Experienced faculty: faculty have both public and private school experience; adjunct professors are current practitioners in the education field
  • Hands-on learning: students have multiple opportunities from their first year to work with classroom teachers in a variety of settings (urban, suburban and rural schools) 
  • History of excellence: since 1901, Trevecca has been equipping students to teach and lead

Overview

Give New Language Skills to Nonnative English Speaking Children 

Become an elementary teacher with an English as a second language endorsement and make a difference in kids’ lives

Those who are called to teach know there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing students thrive with new skills and knowledge. For many kids in schools throughout the United States, though, their progress is severely thwarted because they are not native English speakers. Passionate teachers who want to help students overcome this challenge by equipping them with the language skills they need for academic and life success will find such work extremely rewarding. 

Across the country, schools—both public and private—report a shortage of well-qualified teachers with training in teaching ESL; the need is great. 

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies for elementary education and ESL endorsement prepares students to fill these crucial jobs in schools. Upon completion of this degree, students will be trained to teach in the elementary classroom for kindergarten through grade 5, as well as English as a second language to children in kindergarten through grade 12. 

Distinctives of this program:

  • Small class sizes: individual attention is a high priority and relationships are built among students as well as faculty
  • Experienced faculty: faculty have both public and private school experience; adjunct professors are current practitioners in the education field
  • Hands-on learning: students have multiple opportunities from their first year to work with classroom teachers in a variety of settings (urban, suburban and rural schools) 
  • History of excellence: since 1901, Trevecca has been equipping students to teach and lead