Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement
The online ESL program provides courses to prepare you to teach English to individuals who do not have English as their primary language. As part of the ESL endorsement, you will complete 100 hours of face-to-face field experience needed to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements for ESL approval/endorsement. The ISBE approved ESL endorsement is a complete endorsement, providing 18 credit hours completed toward your certification.
Teachers who complete endorsement coursework can apply their courses and credit toward an accredited graduate degree in ESL at Greenville University.
Greenville University’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
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Courses needed to complete the endorsement:
ENGL 520 (100 hours) – Not currently offered Summer 20-21
3 of the 7 courses are being offered for summer '21 special start: ENGL514, ENGL517, and ENGL518.
Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Course Requirements
- ENGL 514: Theoretical Foundations for TESL
- ENGL 517: Methods & Materials for TESL
- ENGL 518: Cross-Cultural Studies for TESL
Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.