Ancillary K-12 ESOL licensure – ESL Endorsement – certificate of proficiency in TESOL – TESL Minor

 

Ancillary K-12 ESOL Licensure

Students who complete the M.A TESOL, Praxis 5362 (English to Speakers of Other Languages) , an AELS background check, and the required IDEAS professional development modules can apply for an ancillary K-12 ESOL teaching license. For additional information contact Dr. David Bell, Arkansas Tech's Licensure Officer.

ESL endorsement

Certified Arkansas teachers can add an endorsement in English as a Second Language by completing the four courses listed below and passing the Praxis 5362 examination. Each course is offered at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. For additional information contact Dr. David Bell, Arkansas Tech's Licensure Officer.

 

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

PREREQUISITE

Engl 4023/5023

Second Language Acquisition. An investigation and analysis of the theoretical foundations of learning a second language as a guide to the effective teaching of English to limited English proficiency (LEP) students.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

Engl 4703/5703

Teaching English as a Second Language. An investigation and practice in teaching different levels of English grammar, oral communication, comprehension skills, reading, and composition to foreign students.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

Engl 4713/5713

ESL Assessment. An introduction to the tools, techniques, and procedures for evaluating the English proficiency and language development of ESL students.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

Engl 4723/5723

Teaching People of Other Cultures. An examination of cultural diversity in Arkansas and the United States, designed for prospective ESL teachers.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

 

Certificate of proficiency in TESOL

 

Tech students can earn a certificate in proficiency in TESOL by completing 21 semester hours that include the four endorsement courses listed above.

 

Minor IN TESOL

Tech students can add a minor in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) to any major by completing Engl 4023, Engl 4703, Engl 4713, Engl 4723 (listed above) and two of the following: Engl 3013, Engl 3023, Engl 4733, or Fr/Ger,Span 4703.

English faculty who teach TESL courses include Dr. Stanley Lombardo, Dr. Paola Gemme, Dr. Chih-Hsin Hsu, and Dr. Regina St. John.

Tech also offers an M.A. in TESOL and an  M.A. in English with a TESL emphasis.

Notes:

  1. Credentials for teaching English overseas or online usually include a U.S. teacher license or a TESOL certificate. Having an ESOL K-12 license or any subject teacher license with the TESOL endorsement is a plus. Teaching ESL in Adult Education centers in the U.S. usually requires a teacher license, preferably in ESL.
  2. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of pay can rise annually with a master’s degree and an ESL endorsement.
  3. ESL endorsement courses or the certificate program can advance to either an M.A. in TESOL or an M.A. in English with a TESL emphasis.