English as a New Language (ENL) Undergraduate License Addition

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

English as a New Language (ENL)

Undergraduate License Addition

Assist English language learners in developing their English language and academic skills. The English as a New Language (ENL) licensure program provides the professional preparation necessary to help English language learners from pre-K through Grade 12. This program is designed for teacher candidates who are in the process of completing an initial license in a recognized Teacher Education Program.

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 Rules 46-47 or Rules 2002 initial license.  You are encouraged to discuss the program with your academic advisor to determine how you may incorporate the coursework into your schedule. In many cases, it may not be possible to complete this license addition as part of the four year undergraduate degree program. A graduate  option is available.

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.