Jun 17, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement

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Initial/Add-on program (leading to English as a Second Language teaching licensure)*
Many applicants have completed one or more of these courses (or similar content) as part of an undergraduate curriculum. Through evaluation of transcripts, it can be determined what coursework may be applied toward the requirements for the ESL endorsement. Add-on licensure is available to candidates who have already received a teaching license in another area. Passing score on the required Praxis II examination for ESL must be obtained.

It is expected that candidates wishing this endorsement as part of their initial teaching license will complete all the major and professional education courses required for their major with teaching licensure/certification in addition to the course requirements listed below. Majors in which teaching licensure is available include B.Mus. in Music Education, B.S. in Physical Education/Health, B.A. in Biology; B.A. in Chemistry; B.A. in English; B.A. in History; B.A. in Liberal Arts Education, B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, B.A. in Physics, B.A. in Religious Education, B.A. in French, B.A. in Spanish.

In addition, candidates wishing this endorsement as part of their initial teaching license must have had the experience of learning a world language equivalent to at least six semester hours of college level language study. This experience may include, but is not limited to: completion of intensive language training by the Peace Corps or passing the Praxis II subject assessment in a second language.

Total 17-18 Hours

*The practicum may be waived if the candidate has a minimum of one semester of appropriately supervised experience teaching ESL in an accredited school (documented by verification from the school or school system of the teaching assignment, duration, and effectiveness) or previous experience teaching in an ESL setting other than an accredited one. This option requires documentation of experience with both elementary and secondary students, including setting, schedule, content, demographic information about students and other pertinent information. Supporting materials, such as lesson plans, units, newsletters, etc.; verification of success (letters from supervisors, copies of evaluations, etc.) should also be included.

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