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Careers in English Language Learner Studies

Helping to educate people whose first language is not English is a specialized skill. With this degree, you should be able to develop and integrate English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in instructional settings. As a graduate, some of the career opportunities available to you include:

  • International English Teacher*
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Adult Language Instructor

* May require additional education, training, licensure, or certification

Discover more information about degree programs in education at Ashford University.

The Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Learner Studies by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the states’ policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

** The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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