Bachelor of Education in
Elementary Education - English Language Learners



The College of Education offers you the unique opportunity to graduate in four years with dual certification. A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Education enables you to teach first through eighth grade in most subject areas, except 7th and 8th grade math. The additional certification in English Language Learners equips you to work with ELL students at all grade levels in the U.S. and internationally. Aligned with national and state standards, successfully completed programs lead to Oklahoma Teacher Certification and can be transferred to other states as well as internationally.

Degree Plan for B.Ed. in Elementary Education - English Language Learners

What can I do with a degree in Elementary Education with English Language LearnerS CERTIFICATION?

  • Teach children first through eighth grade in public, private, and Christian schools
  • Teach English language learners at all levels in the U.S. and internationally
  • Serve in churches and non-profit institutions
  • Work in missions and international education
  • Develop curriculum/product and sales

What are some of the core experiences?

  • Active, hands-on learning with experienced faculty committed to your success
  • Small classes with personal attention
  • Extensive classroom experiences (130 hours total) throughout the degree program
  • Learning-centered environments embedded in classroom conversation
  • Teaching methods, child development, classroom management, and culturally responsive teaching
  • Applied principles of language acquisition, linguistics, teaching methods, and culture

What makes ORU’s Elementary Education with English Language Learners program stand out?

  • Two certifications are earned in the time and expense usually required for one
  • Dual certification broadens your expertise, so you have more to offer potential employers
  • An innovative learning environment that includes technology-enhanced learning strategies and Google Level 1 and 2 certifications
  • A research-based emphasis on literacy as a tool for processing, problem-solving, and communication
  • Nationally recognized mentoring program for ongoing support through your first year of teaching
  • Faculty who model the integration of faith and learning, professionalism, and Spirit-empowered teaching
  • The ORU experience—a challenging, supportive learning community

Fast-track program

ORU's Fast Track program offers you the opportunity to complete up to 12 hours of graduate course work as an undergraduate student…with no additional cost! For more information click here.

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

Quest Whole Leader Scholarship

General ORU Scholarships and Financial Aid

College of Education Scholarships (Applications available every spring for current ORU College of Education candidates)


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