Assist English language learners in developing their English language and academic skills. The English as a Second Language/English as a New Language (ESL/ENL) license addition program provides the professional preparation necessary to help English language learners from pre-K through Grade 12.
This program is designed for teachers who have completed an initial license. To earn an additional teaching area in English as a Second Language, you must apply to the program to be enrolled. You will be licensed for ESL teaching at the same school setting or developmental level as those indicated on your initial license.
If you are a native speaker of English, you must present competence in a foreign language equivalent to two (2) semesters of university foreign language work or two years of high school foreign language. If you do not have such coursework, then you must pass an examination in foreign language at an equivalent level to the above. Credit earned by examination and records on your college transcript may be used toward fulfillment of these requirements.
If you are non-native speaker of English, then you must achieve oral proficiency in English equivalent to the ACTFL/ETS Oral Proficiency Examination at the level of at least Intermediate High (1+). It is preferable that you achieve the Advanced (2) level on the examination. You must also score a minimum of 550 on the TOEFL Examination.