Certified Arkansas teachers can add an endorsement in English to Speakers of an Other Language by completing the four courses listed below, earning a score 142 or higher on ESL Praxis 0361, and completing an application form with Tech's Licensure Officer, Dr. David Bell. Each course is offered at both the undergraduate and the graduate level, and all four courses are regularly offered online.
ENGL 4023/5023 or TESL 5023 Second Language AcquisitionENGL 4703/5703 or TESL 5703 Teaching English as a Second LanguageENGL 4713/5713 or TESL 5713 ESL AssessmentENGL 4723/5723 or TESL 5723 Teaching People of Other Cultures
The four ESL endorsement courses are offered each semester at the graduate level. Two or three of these courses are offered online fall and spring in a rotating schedule. All four courses are offered online during the summer. It is possible for licensed teachers anywhere in Arkansas to complete the courses required for the ESL endorsement.
Tech students can add a minor in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) to any major by completing 18 hours of courses that are described in the Department of English and World Languages section in the Tech catalog.
English and World Languages faculty who teach TESL courses include Dr. Chih-Hsin Hsu, Dr. Stanley Lombardo, Dr. Paola Gemme, Dr. Regina St. John, Dr. Ursula Chandler, Dr. Erin Clair, Dr. Lynda Franco, and Dr. Browder Swetnam.
M.A. in TESOL and M.A in English with TESL Option
If you would like more information regarding Tech's program in ESL certification. the TESL minor, or our two TESOL-related graduate degrees, contact Dr. Chih-Hsin Hsu firstname.lastname@example.org .