Certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) (K-12)

Students who are interested in teaching English to non-English speakers may take this certification. This is not a stand-alone certificate. Therefore, students are advised to fulfill the requirements listed for the BA in Elementary Education or secondary education with student teaching or secondary education while completing the Certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) (K-12) requirements listed below.

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Early Childhood with ESL Certification

Course Requirements


Course Number Course Name Credit
LANG 310 Linguistics 3
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 413 Theories of Second Language Acquisition 3
EDUC 417 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 422 Language, Testing and Material Development 3
EDUC 450 Field Experience: ESL (50 hrs) 3