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English as a Second Language Endorsement

ESL Endorsement

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Endorsement is a unique program addressing the overlapping dimensions of language, culture, learner, educator, school system, and society. It is designed for those with a teaching license or seeking to gain more in-depth knowledge of transnational second language learners and the field of ESL education.

The six graduate-level ESL endorsement courses are used to form an area of concentration in a Master’s program. They can also be taken alone for non-matriculated graduate students pursuing the endorsement only. To meet the needs of working professionals, all of these classes are broadcast in the late afternoon and evening and can be taken from any USU campus or receiving site.  To apply for the Master's degree program, please apply to the School of Graduate Studies:

ESL Endorsement Courses – Graduate Students
  • TEAL 6710 Diversity in Education
  • TEAL 6735 Language Systems and Literacy for English Learners
  • TEAL 6755 Family and Community Involvement
  • TEAL 6770 ESOL Instructional Strategies in the Content Areas
  • TEAL 6780 Assessment for Language Learners
  • TEAL 6785 Instructional Practices for English Learners

Course Descriptions

The ESL endorsement coursework overlaps with that required for the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) endorsement. If you are interested in the DLI endorsement, find more information here:DLI Endorsement

For more information on the ESL endorsement and/or graduate emphasis, contact:
Dr. Kathleen Mohr
(435) 797-3946
kathleen.mohr@usu.edu