English as a Second Language Supplementary Endorsement

Endorsement:  ESL Supplementary Endorsement
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 24 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree and Teaching Certificate


The online English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplementary Endorsement provides teachers with current approaches to teaching ESL students and is available for students who already have a teaching certification with an endorsement. The program focuses on instructional methods, curriculum, and teaching materials that promote the mastery of English in order for students to achieve academically in all content areas. All coursework is presented online. The ESL Supplementary Endorsement is approved by the Nebraska State Department of Education. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements. 


Required Courses

(24 credit hours) 

ENG 803 - Descriptive Linguistics
FORL 800 - Curriculum Development & Research
FORL 810 - Second Language Acquisition
FORL 870P - TESOL
TE 816A* - Practicum in Education
TE 825 - English Language Learners:  Culture, Civil Rights & Advocacy     
TE 826 - Content Methods for Strategies for Teaching ESL
TE 853A - Improvement of Instruction in Early Childhood Education

*Prior to enrolling in TE 816A, students must be approved by the Office of Educator Certification and Department Chair. In addition, students must have taken at least 15 credit hours in the endorsement before they can do the practicum.


How do I get started? 

1. Learn more about the program on the Department of Teacher Education website, or request information.

2. Prepare to apply by viewing the program's application process, or apply now.

3. Contact the coordinator with any questions about the program:

Sarah Bartling
Online Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Phone: 308-865-8513
Email: teacheredonline@unk.edu

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