ALL candidates in the program MUST also fill out an advisement form. Click here to download a copy of this form. Fill out the form and send it with your coursework plan to Dr. Sehlaoui (firstname.lastname@example.org). Pay closer attention to what classes are offered, when, how, and whether they have a pre-requisite. Use the coursework schedule below to help you fill this form. Once your coursework plan is approved you can enroll in classes by calling the Registration at 620-341-5211 or for online classes call the Office of Distance Education at 1-877-332-4249. You also visit their website at http://www.emporia.edu/distance/
Basic Requirements for completing coursework towards an ESOL Certification
As an assessment admission requirement, candidates must be licensed or seeking a license to teach in elementary or secondary public schools in the state of Kansas. The ESOL teacher education program requirements are a part of the Unit plan for performance assessment of undergraduate and graduate candidates (thus a summary of both undergraduate and advanced assessment plans are included above) at ESU's Teachers College and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
To be admitted to the program, undergraduate candidates, at junior level, must have a 2.5 or higher GPA (with no more than one “D”) in content courses that contribute to licensure in ESOL while graduate candidates are required to maintain a B average or GPA of 3.0 as outlined by ESU's Unit plan for assessment requirements.
Notification of specific ESL requirements is done by the candidate's advisor and is reinforced during subsequent advising sessions with the TESOL teacher education advisor, Dr. Sehlaoui. An advisement form is developed and used for this purpose. Candidates are advised into an appropriate beginning sequence of courses that is intended to lead to a successful experience. Usually candidates have been advised to differentiate between ESOL as a concentration area and ESOL as an area of licensure/certification. Following declaration of ESOL as an area of licensure by candidates, the director of ESOL Teacher education program maintains a list of such candidates. Students are made aware of program requirements from the beginning and their progress is monitored to be sure that they complete their program in a timely and accurate manner.
Upon completion of the program coursework, ALL candidates MUST take the Kansas State Department of Education standardized test for ESOL teachers if they are seeking a licensure or certification in this field. You need to check with The Office of Certification, the OPES office, at VH 208. You can also download information about this test from the ETS at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/prxks.html