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Undergrad Education Endorsements

ESL Endorsement

The English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement prepares candidates to teach emergent bilingual students in an ESL program. Candidates do not need to be multilingual for this endorsement. The endorsement attaches to a teaching license at the grade level of the license. When taken at the graduate level, the courses can be used towards a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). No tests are required for this endorsement. Candidates will gain 100 hours of field experience in this endorsement; teachers who have taught on a valid license for three months in a classroom including English Learners will be granted a waiver for these field hours. Undergraduates will earn the endorsement as well as a minor in ESL.

Bilingual Education Endorsement

The Bilingual Education endorsement prepares candidates to teach emergent bilingual students in bilingual education, dual language, and two-way-immersion (TWI) programs. The endorsement attaches to a teaching license at the grade level of the license. Candidates need to pass a state language proficiency test in one or more world languages for this endorsement. When taken at the graduate level, these courses can be used towards a Master of Arts in TESOL. Candidates will gain 100 hours of field experience in this endorsement; teachers who have taught on a valid license for three months in a classroom including English Learners will be granted a waiver for these field hours. Undergraduates will earn the endorsement as well as a minor in Bilingual Education.