Master of Arts in Education

ESOL K-12 Endorsement: Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages

The ESOL K-12 Endorsement is an add-on certification program for certified teachers* and Master of Arts in Education (MAE) teacher candidates who desire to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or to incorporate ESL pedagogies into their content area instruction.

For students who will earn an initial certification through the MAE, the program consists of the following:

Four undergraduate courses:

  • LING 238—Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 250—English Linguistics for the Classroom (3 credits)
  • LING 308—Principles of Second Language Teaching (4 credits) OR CML 308—Principles of Second Language Teaching (3 credits)
  • LING 412—Teaching English as a Second Language Practicum (4 credits)

Three graduate courses:

  • ED 629G—Internship in ESOL (3 credits)
  • ED 624G— Instructional Interventions for Secondary Students (grades 6-12) with Reading Deficiencies (3 credits)
  • LING 608G—Management of Instruction ESOL (3 credits)

One undergraduate or graduate course:

  • LING 520—ESOL Assessment Strategies for K-12 Learners (3 credits) OR
  • LING 520G—ESOL Assessment Strategies for K-12 Learners (3 credits)

The ESOL internship is normally completed in conjunction with the teacher candidate’s primary internship. The minimum number of contact hours for ED 629G – Internship in ESOL is 45. The actual number of hours, often much greater, will be determined by the professional development team at the intern’s school and the university supervisors (primary certification and ESOL).

Students who want to earn this endorsement as part of their MAE program should consult with Dr. Darrin Hetrick and their Education Department advisor to develop a course plan for both their undergraduate and graduate programs.

*If you already have certification, please contact the MAE Certification Officer/Assessment Coordinator prior to enrolling in classes for this add-on certification program.

Dr. Darrin Hetrick
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Charisse Hatfield
MAE Certification Officer; Assessment Coordinator
Charisse Hatfield