Bachelor's Degrees

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Elementary Education, B.A.E. (ESL Option)

Are you interested in teaching children in kindergarten through grade 8 in multilingual classrooms? This two-year program begins in the fall or spring semester and culminates in both a Bachelor of Arts in Education and an Elementary Certificate K-8 with an ESL endorsement once all certification requirements are complete. During all four semesters of the program, you work in schools with diverse populations of children and teachers who are invested in supporting new teachers. The ESL endorsement prepares you to teach all children.

Format: In Person
Location: Southern Arizona, Tucson (Main Campus)

Study and research teaching practices, methods, and academic concentration
Gain hands-on experience working with children in K-8 English Language Learner classrooms
Prepare to teach in K-8 traditional or multilingual classrooms

Sample Courses

Take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including:

  • TLS 401: Family, Community, and School Partnerships
  • TLS 300: Classroom Processes and Instruction
  • TLS 402: Linguistics for Teachers
  • TLS 406: Assessment and Instruction with English Language Learners

Student Teaching

You will spend a full year student teaching at a local K-8 school. You’ll meet with the families of the children you teach and have professional learning opportunities that include faculty, mentor teachers, and university students.


Graduates teach in public and private elementary schools in grades K-8 in Arizona and other states. Other graduates have gone on to graduate school in counseling, special education, and policy studies.

Degree Requirements

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