The Masters of Science degree in Teaching with an emphasis in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is an online graduate program to license teachers to work with K-12 students whose first language is not English. The primary goal of the ESOL endorsement is to prepare competent, committed, caring professionals to teach and serve the needs of the English Language Learner, their families, the schools and the community. For those not seeking a graduate degree, an option for ESOL endorsement is available to teachers with Kansas Licensure. Certification students must complete the 18 hours listed below of the ESOL Emphasis/Endorsement. This program is completely online and offers classes in the fall, spring and summer in a flexible format to meet the needs of a busy schedule.
Core Courses (15 hours)
Options: Thesis or Coursework Option
Option III - Coursework
ESOL emphasis courses (18 hours):
ENGL 714 Applied Linguistics for English for Speakers of Other Languages
TCHL 851 Multicultural Approaches to Diversity in the Classroom
TCHL 852 Advanced Culture and Language Acquisition for English
TCHL 853 Advanced Assessment and the English Language Learner
TCHL 854 Advanced Methods and Instructional Materials for ELL– 3 hours
TCHL 855* Advanced Practicum with English Language Learners – 3 hours
*TCHL 851, 852, 853, 854, and ENGL 714 are prequisites or corequisites.