2008-2009 English as a Second Language Endorsement Program (ESL)

Program Requirements | Course Descriptions

Objectives

This program leads to a state endorsement in English as a Second Language at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary level. The program may be taken as an undergraduate minor or as part of the Master of Education (MED) program.

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (as outlined in the Education/Teacher Education Programs section of this catalog) prior to enrolling in any ESL course. Students who already have a baccalaureate degree and a teaching certificate must be admitted under the Master of Education admissions procedure outlined in the MED section of this catalog.

English as a Second Language Endorsement Program Requirements

(1)Admission to the Early Childhood, Elementary, Composite Early Childhood/Elementary, or Secondary teacher preparation programs, or (2) admission to the Master of Education program with a basic/standard teaching certificate.

Completion of the following courses for endorsement (may be taken at the undergraduate level numbered in the 300s or graduate level numbered in the 600s).

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL)

18

ESL 320/MED 620 ESL, Family and Community
ESL 321/MED 621 Foundations of ESL Instruction
ESL 322/MED 622 Language Acquisition and Assessment
ESL 323/MED 623 ESL Methods I
ESL 324/MED 624 ESL Methods II: Content and Assessment
ESL 325/MED 625 Assessment for ELL in Content Areas

3
3
3
3
3
3

II.

Foreign Language Requirement

4

All undergraduate students must complete four credit hours of a foreign language. See Foreign Language Requirement for equivalencies, AP and CLEP credit policy.

 

TOTAL HOURS FOR ESL ENDORSEMENT AS AN UNDERGRADUATE MINOR

22