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Bachelor of Arts in

English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom


Program Overview

Here at ORU we want to equip students to go into every person’s world, and one way we do that is through the English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom major. If you have always wanted to be a teacher, and a draw to the nations has always been on your heart, then this could be the major for you.

ORU Dean of the College Education, Dr. Kim Boyd said, “The ORU College of Education is constantly working to make sure students receive the highest quality education possible. The English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom program enhances the professional opportunities available to our students upon graduation and allows them to develop necessary teaching skills that can be used both at home and abroad.”

Our mission to raise Whole Leaders for the Whole World will truly prepare you for a career impacting the world through teaching.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom?

As a graduate of the English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom program, you will be equipped to pursue more than 20,000 job opportunities for teaching English abroad. Around the globe, there is a high demand for skillfully trained English language instructors. The Bachelors of Art degree 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. 

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • World Literature
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • American History
  • TESL
  • Child and Family in the Social Context

What makes ORU’s Communication program stand out?

As a student at ORU, you will benefit from the emphasis on world-view and impact. Further, as an English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom student, that world-view will enrich the quality education program at ORU and qualify you to teach English around the world.

At ORU we encourage our students to get involved with clubs, groups and organizations that will excite you and also provide some expansion to your degree pursuit. As an English Language major, these groups might interest you:

  • SOEA - Student Oklahoma Education Association
  • POE - Professional Oklahoma Educators
  • TCLA - Teacher Candidate Leadership Association

What about accreditation?

As a university, we exceed the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top outside regulators in the U.S.

The ORU College of Education is accredited by the following associations:

  • Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP )
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The ORU College of Education is recognized by the following agencies:

  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education

The ORU College of Education holds memberships with the following associations:

  • American Association of College of Teacher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities 

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. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

ORU College of Education Holmes Scholars program is a partnership between ORU College of Education and AACTE Holmes Scholars® that has been established to support Quest scholarship awarded doctoral candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing careers in education.

The AACTE Holmes Scholars program will provide mentorship, peer support, and rich professional development opportunities. Scholars will become or are candidates for faculty and leadership positions in teacher education, field specializations, or educational research.

By partnering with the AACTE Holmes Scholars program, ORU College of Education aims to strengthen our support of the promotion of diversity within the professional community and prepare educators to serve diverse learners.


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