It encompasses all things culture and language, prioritizing the use of non-formal teaching methods, developing the lifelong learner, and providing experiential learning opportunities. Students will learn, recognize, and embrace cultural diversity, internationalization, and language acquisition aspects, preparing them to teach English to non-native speakers on a local, national, and international level. Students can sign up for and automatically receive a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification as part of their track/ concentration specific coursework. In addition, students can select a number of elective courses fitting their individual career aspirations and areas of interest.
Career opportunities include but are not limited to teaching, as for example ESL Specialist (English as a Second Language), TEFL Expert/ Educator (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)/ Teach English abroad, or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)/ Teach English in English speaking countries; or non-, or for-profit organizational, institutional, or advocacy roles, as for example Language Support Specialist, Success Advocate, Global/International Affairs Planning and Management, and/ or Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
This track/ concentration also can serve as preparation for graduate school to further students’ studies and work in allied areas of their chosen field.
The Bachelor of Arts in Community Education degree program with Teaching English & Global Education major at West Liberty University requires minimum total 120 credit hours course of study.
The coursework includes:
- General Studies: 31 – 39 credit hours
- Common Core: 40 credit hours
- Track/Concentration: 41-49 credit hours major courses
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- Academic 4-Year Plan(s)
West Liberty University’s Bachelor of Arts in Community Education Program follows the 120 credit hour model for a bachelor’s degree and is designed for completion in three academic years. Despite the intention of this program to be an accelerated three-year program, students who wish to expand their studies to four years have the option to do so, by not taking summer classes but adding a fourth year of Fall IV and/or Spring IV classes.
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WLU Student Learning Center, West Liberty, WV
WLU Rollie Williams International Center, West Liberty, WV
For more information, please contact:
Director of Community Education
Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas
West Liberty University
308 Main Hall
208 University Drive
Campus Union Box 162
West Liberty, WV 26074