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ESOL Endorsement

Our ESOL endorsement program is designed for P-12 licensed educators who are seeking to further develop expertise in language acquisition, cultural considerations, assessment, curriculum development, instruction and program evaluation for English language learners.

It is also available as a license only to candidates with a master's degree and a teaching license. For more information, see our Education Non-degree Application instructions.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to teach at the early childhood and elementary school levels or at the middle and high school levels.

ESOL Endorsement Requirements (24 crs.)

Required Courses - 23 crs.
Language & Language Development
Culturally Proficient Instruction - Elementary
     or Culturally Proficient Instruction - Secondary
ESOL Methods & Strategies - Elementary
     or ESOL Methods & Strategies - Secondary
Culture & Diversity Considerations in Education
Second Language Methodology
Leadership: ESOL Professional in the School & Community
Descriptive Linguistics & Exploration of English Language Form
     & Function

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
Practicum: ESOL Endorsement

Electives - 1 cr.
Choose one from the following:
Bilingual Programs & Methods
Special Education Issues & Services
Seminar in Family, Community & Society

Persons considering applying to the ESOL endorsement program may take 6 credits before admission with the permission of the Department of Education.

>> Download Non-degree Education application (pdf)
- Includes admission requirements and instructions for completing the application

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