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English Language Learner

North Central College
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Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
24 August 2022

About this program

English Language Learner

America has always been a melting pot, but demand is higher than ever for teachers who can instruct children raised in homes where English is not the primary language. North Central’s minor in English language learning (ELL) helps you meet this pressing need—and positions you well in a competitive job market.

You will also:

  • Complete our intensive 100-hour field experience requirement.
  • Acquire state endorsement in English as a second language (ESL).
  • Acquire state endorsement in bilingual education with language proficiency and a bilingual methods course.

Admission requirements

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): North Central requires an official TOEFL score of at least 79 (Internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test). (Our institution code: 1555)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): North Central also accepts official IELTS overall scores of 6.5 with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher.
  • ACT or SAT: Students may also submit official SAT or ACT scores in place of the TOEFL.
    • Most successful applicants choosing this option have earned at least a 500 on the EBRW section of the SAT or at least a 19 on the English section of the ACT.
    • Our institution codes are: 1555 (SAT) and 1096 (ACT).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

English Language Learner Minor

  • Methods and Materials to Teach English Language Learners
  • Practicum in Teaching English Language Learners
  • Assessment of English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
  • Foundations of Language Study
  • Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Teaching ELLs
  • Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


Tuition fee: $42,026 per year

Career paths

Recent graduates in English language learning include:

  • English as a second language certified teacher
  • Bilingual education certified teacher
  • Elementary education teacher

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North Central College

North Central College is a nationally ranked institution located in Naperville, Illinois, a thriving suburb just thirty minutes by train from Chicago. Our students have access to state-of-the art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business. At...

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North Central College

30 North Brainard Street
60540 Naperville IL
United States of America (USA)

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