Endorsement: ESL Endorsement
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 21 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree and a standard teaching certificate
The online English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement provides teachers with current approaches to teaching ESL students. 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. This program is a 21 credit hour graduate supplemental endorsement which can be applied towards a Master of Curriculum and Instruction degree. The ESL 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. To pursue this degree, students must have a Bachelor’s degree and a standard teaching certificate.
UNK’s College of Education online graduate programs have earned "Honor Roll" recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings. To earn national Honor Roll status in the U.S. News ranking program, online graduate education programs had to place among the top 30 percent in three out of four categories. UNK ranked in the top 30 percent in all four categories.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
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
*Prior to enrolling in TE 816A, students must be approved by the KASE Office and Department Chair. In addition, students must have taken at least 15 credit hours in the endorsement before they can do the practicum.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education – UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
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