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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 wishing 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. All of these classes are broadcast in the late afternoon and evening and can be taken from any USU campus or receiving site to meet the needs of working professionals. To apply for the Master's degree program, please apply to the School of Graduate Studies:

ESL Endorsement Courses – Graduate Students
  • TEAL 6760 Foundations of Dual Language Immersion/ESL/Bilingual Education
  • TEAL 6710 Diversity
  • TEAL 6730 Educational Linguistics
  • TEAL 6745 Second Language/Literacy Acquisition & Development
  • TEAL 6780 Assessment for Language Learners
  • TEAL 6770 ESOL Instructional Strategies in the Content Areas

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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:
Kathleen Mohr, PhD
(435) 797-3946
kathleen.mohr@usu.edu