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English as a Second Language Endorsement

The English as a Second Language (ESL) 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 five 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 (practicing teachers) pursuing the endorsement only. Additionally, undergraduate students may begin working on the endorsement by taking 5710 and 5735 as undergraduates. Undergraduate students interested in continuing their education in our Master's program should consider applying to the bridge program, please contact your academic advisor. Follow the instructions HERE to apply to take the endorsement courses only, or the Master's degree with a focus on ESL Education visit our Master's of Education page.

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.  

ESL Endorsement Courses

5 Required Courses + 3 Field Experience Credits = 18 Credits

TEAL 5710 (undergraduate), 6710 (graduate) (3cr)
TEAL 5735/6735 (3cr)
TEAL 4755/6755 (3cr) + 1 cr. Field Experience = 4 cr
TEAL 4770/6770 (3cr) + 1 cr. Field Experience = 4 cr
TEAL 4780/6780 (3cr) + 1 cr. Field Experience = 4 cr

UPCOMING COUSE OFFERINGS
Spring 2020

  • TEAL 5710 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Education, or TEAL 6710 Diversity in Education
  • TEAL 5735/6735 Language Systems and Literacy for English Learners
  • TEAL 4770/6770 ESOL Instructional Strategies in the Content Areas (additional enrollment in 1cr praticum)
  • TEAL 4780/6780 Assessment for Language Learners (additional enrollment in 1cr practicum)
Fall 2020
  • TEAL 5735/6735 Language Systems and Literacy for English Learners 
  • TEAL 4755/6755 Family and Community Involvement (additional enrollment in 1cr practicum)
Spring 2021
  • TEAL 4770/6770 ESOL Instructional Strategies in the Content Areas (additional enrollment in 1cr practicum)
  • TEAL4780/6780 Assessment for Language Learners (additional enrollment in 1cr practicum)

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. Sarah Braden
(435) 797-4142
sarah.braden@usu.edu