ESL Endorsement Program


The Department of Urban Education’s post-baccalaureate programs offer a number of advancement opportunities with flexible scheduling.  Our students develop expert instructional knowledge and receive personalized mentorship from nationally recognized scholars in their fields.  As a student in our program, you will become an important part of our community and a leader committed to educational equity and social justice.  Endorsement programs are for teachers who already have instructional certifications in other areas. The English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement program supports teaching English to students whose heritage language is a language system other than English. 

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to ESL (3 credits, 21:300:495/26:300:510) *required for ESL endorsement only

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 credits, 21:300:490/26:300:511)

  • Language and Culture (3 credits, 21:300:491/26:300:512)

  • Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition (3 credits, 21:300:492/26:300:513)

  • ESL Methodology, K-12 (3 credits, 21:300:493/26:300:514)

  • Foundations of Language (3 credits, 21:300:494/26:300:515) *required for ESL endorsement only

Please reference the course planner for advising information.

Application and Program Requirements

Students may apply for the endorsement program throughout the year.  Many students design their own program schedule, with the option to complete the entire program in one year.  Application deadlines are:

  • Summer session due May 1

  • Fall session due July 15

  • Spring session due October 1

Applicants must submit transcripts verifying a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a copy of teaching certificates.  

Please contact for more information.