Program overview

This English as a Second Language/ESL Endorsement (P-12) is for educators already certified in another specialization who want to add the endorsement as an ESL teacher to help English Language Learners become fluent in the English language. This is a streamlined, rigorous and sequential program of professional studies and teacher preparation that combines theory, research, fieldwork and practice.

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Certificates and endorsements explained

Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.


Maria Villalobos-Buehner

Professor of Spanish

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