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New Degree Program: English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom

English Language Teaching as a Second LanguageOral Roberts University announced a new degree program titled English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom. The new degree program will be offered through the College of Education and students can start taking classes as early as spring 2014.

“The ORU College of Education is constantly working to make sure students receive the highest quality education possible,” said Dean for the College of Education Kim Boyd. “This new degree program will enhance the professional opportunities available to our students upon graduation and allow them to develop necessary teaching skills that can be used both at home and abroad.”

The B.A. in English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom is for those who are called to go to other countries to teach English and those from other countries who want to return to their country to teach English.  The program is a combination of reading, English and English language learning courses to ensure candidates acquire the content knowledge, pedagogical skills and dispositions needed to aid students in acquiring English as a second language.   

  • This program is a combination of English language learning (ELL) courses, English courses, reading courses and pedagogy courses.
  • This program was designed for those who desire to teach English as a second language internationally or those who desire to teach English at the Middle school level in the United States.
  • This degree will better equip individuals with strong writing, reading, and ELL teaching strategies. 
  • According to many job placement websites, there are currently over 20,000 job opportunities for teaching English abroad. 

Students interested in enrolling for the new English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom degree program are eligible for nomination to the Quest Whole Person Scholarship, which offers up to $20,000 a year in tuition. For additional information on the Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program, visit www.quest.oru.edu.

For more information about the English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom degree program, attend ORU College Weekend March 6-8, 2014, or contact the ORU admissions office at 800-678-8876 ext. 1or admissions@oru.edu.