Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement

Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Overview

Greenville University's ESL program provides online courses to prepare you to teach English to individuals of whom English is not their primary language. You will also complete 100 hours of field experience needed to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements for ESL approval/endorsement. The program consists of seven courses:

  • Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Methods and Materials for Teachers of English as a Second Language
  • Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Development and Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Equity in School and Society
  • Clinical Experience for Teaching English as a Second Language
    • This course will provide a 100-hour clinical experience in an ESL classroom environment. The ESL teacher will demonstrate techniques and strategies through authentic classroom experiences. These planned and supervised experiences must be worked out among the faculty coordinator, on-site supervisor, and student.

D2L, Greenville University's online learning management system, will be utilized for communication purposes, discussion boards, and online interaction beginning the first scheduled day of class. Once enrolled, students will receive login information for this system. Click here for the log in screen.

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Online coursework (100 hours of field experience needed to met ISBE requirements for ESL approval / endorsement)

Tuition and Fees:


Completion Time:

3 semesters

Career Opportunities

  • ESL Teacher
  • ESL Tutor
  • Translator 


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