elementary education & teaching english learners
If you desire to become an effective elementary teacher who is able to work with English Language Learners, Huntington University has a program for you. Our curriculum features a comprehensive series of courses, field experiences, and of course, student teaching during the senior year.
But student teaching will not be your first experience in the classroom. At Huntington, you will gain hands-on, practical experiences on a regular basis. Students in the program complete a three-week, full-day practicum in a multicultural school in Fort Wayne. Our program also includes an eight-week field experience during the junior year. At Huntington, you will gain wide exposure to different grade levels and styles of teaching and learning.
Elementary education and teaching English Learners (EL) majors are eligible for State of Indiana teaching licenses in K-6 elementary education and receive P-12 certification for EL.
Huntington students have a very high rate of passage on state competency tests. Our NCATE-accredited program is specifically designed for students who wish to obtain an Indiana teaching license. Reciprocity agreements with other states help our graduates find employment all across the country.
Certification in Teaching English Learners (EL)
Any education major may add an additional certification in EL to their teaching license. The EL certification will equip graduates to work more effectively with English Language Learners in their classrooms or to work in specialized EL programs in a P-12 setting. The EL certification is a teacher licensing program that is only available for teacher education majors. Currently licensed teachers may also add the EL certification to their existing license. To receive certification in EL, students must complete TE 233, 234, 235, 395 (replaces ED 395) and CO 322.