Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement
Enhance your teaching skills and advance your career with Greenville University's GET SET (Summer Endorsements for Teachers) program. GU’s English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement program provides the coursework you need, during the summer when it is most convenient for you.
The ESL provides online courses to prepare you to teach English to individuals who do not have English as their primary language. As part of the endorsement, you will complete 100 hours of face-to-face field experience needed to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements for ESL approval/endorsement. The ESL endorsement is a complete endorsement, providing 18 credit hours completed toward your certification.
Teachers who complete endorsement coursework can apply their courses and credit toward an accredited graduate degree in ESL at Greenville University.
Greenville University’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
This endorsement is offered during our special summer start.
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Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Course Requirements
- ENGL 514: Theoretical Foundations for TESL
- ENGL 517: Methods & Materials for TESL
- ENGL 518: Cross-Cultural Studies for TESL
Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.