Career Spotlight: ESL Education

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Do you enjoy teaching and the English language? If so, then a career teaching English as a second language (ESL) could be the right path for you. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language can provide you with a strong foundation to prepare for a career as a highly effective educator. Continue reading to learn what you can expect from a career in ESL education:

Teach English to Non-Native Speakers

In this role, the primary function is to teach English to students for whom English is an additional language. In addition to guiding those students in navigating the American culture, customs and expectations, they will also teach students to meet and exceed in academic areas, such as science and mathematics.

Fill the Role of an Educator

Individuals who work in ESL education teach non-native English speakers how to communicate effectively in English, and they also perform the typical duties that are expected of a teacher. In addition to teaching English as a second language, this role can involve planning engaging, relevant and meaningful lessons that are aligned to national and state standards, collaborating with other educators, managing a classroom, communicating with parents and assessing the students’ skills and abilities.

Work in Educational Settings

Earning GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language can prepare you for a career in ESL education. Graduates of this program commonly go on to work in social service organizations, middle schools, elementary schools and preschools as ESL teachers, ESL tutors and resource and community education instructors.

Do you believe that a career in ESL education is the right path for you? If so, then visit our website or click the Request More Information Button on this page to find out more about our education degrees.

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