English as a New Language License

NOTICE: The English as a New Language License is undergoing revision. We plan to begin accepting students to the program again in spring or summer of 2016. 

Take your teaching career to the next level by adding an English as a new language (ENL) license to your credentials. The need for licensed ENL teachers has become critical across the United States. Students with limited English proficiency represent a significant population who may be at risk for educational failure due to language barriers. This 21-credit-hour program is offered online and is designed to provide teachers with the tools necessary to ensure student success.

License Requirements
Courses are listed in the order in which they should be taken.  

  • ENG 520 Introduction to Linguistics (3 credit hours) 
  • ENG 684 Pedagogical Grammar (3) 
  • ENG 629 Sociocultural Aspects of Literacy (3) 
  • ENG 616 Introduction to Theories of Language Learning (3)
  • ENG 617 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (3) 
  • ENG 618 Material Development for Teaching English Language Learners (3) 
  • ENG 633 Practicum (3) 

Learn about admission requirements and how to apply today. For more information, e-mail online@bsu.edu or call 800-872-0369.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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