The growing number of English learners in our public schools nationwide makes the TESOL endorsement a useful addition to an endorsement in elementary education, secondary English, or secondary Spanish upon passing the appropriate Praxis examination.
This endorsement consists of four 3-semester hour graduate level courses totaling 12 semester hours. All courses are offered online, powered by UThink©. The courses may be completed as coursework only, a non-degree student, used as electives in the MAE program, or as additional coursework for those already holding a Master’s degree. Please note that this is not a licensure program but rather an endorsement to your current teaching license. Applicants must have a current teaching license to be admitted.
TESOL Endorsement Courses
- EDU 551- Issues in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education (3 semester hours)
- EDU 552 - Linguistic Principles and Applications in TESOL Education (3 semester hours)
- EDU 553 - Instructional Methods in TESOL Education (3 semester hours)
- EDU 554 - Internship in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (3 semester hours)
Summer 2013 Schedule
Deadline to Apply: April 25; Deadline to Register and Pay: May 3
All four courses are completely online. Grades will be processed by July 9.
May 6 - June 28
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TESOL Endorsement Offers Opportunities
Increasing numbers of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are enrolling in U.S. public schools. Currently, more than 20% of the students have limited English proficiency. This TESOL endorsement will prepare teachers to meet the instructional needs of the diverse population of ELL students in the United States. This endorsement program is designed for teachers who are interested in learning how to better meet the needs of these students in their classrooms. Teachers will use the foundational knowledge as a base to structure culturally relevant assessment and instruction. This program is also suitable for those who wish to teach English abroad in programs such as the Peace Corps.