TESOL Graduate Licensure Program Information
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Graduate (In-Service) Licensure
Why TESOL for Graduates?
The need for ESOL-licensed teachers both in Kansas and nationwide continues to grow. In Kansas, the number of English Learners (ELs) has increased almost 3,000% in the last 20 years. Research shows there is almost always an achievement gap in math and reading between English Learners and Native-English Speaking peers. This gap tends to increase over time, not decrease. Research points to teacher preparedness in the area of ESOL as one of the best ways teachers can combat the achievement gap and support the English Learners in their classrooms. As the number of ELs continues to grow, it is likely that you will have one of these students in your classroom. How will you prepare yourself to meet their needs?
A Licensure in TESOL will:
- Enhance your ability to teach students whose primary language is not English.
- Make you a more marketable professional with experience in a hard-to-fill area.
- Give you instructional strategies that benefit all students (not just English Learners).
- Benefit both elementary and secondary education content area teachers.
- Allow you to become a leader in your school.
The coursework includes (all courses are only offered online):
|Semester||Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hrs|
|Fall / Spring||TS 700||Linguistics for Language Teachers||3 hrs|
|Fall / Spring||TS 734||Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language||3 hrs|
|Summer||TS 719||Language Assessment & Evaluation||3 hrs|
|Fall / Spring / Summer||ED/EL 535||Cultural Awareness for Educators||3 hrs|
|Fall / Spring||TS 735||Practicum in Teaching as a Second/Foreign Language||3 hrs|