ESL Teaching Program

The ESL (English as a Second Language) Graduate Program provides educators with five course options for developing expertise in teaching K-12 students who are Emergent Bilingual (EB) students. Educators can take one or more courses, which are designed to stack or build on each other. Courses may be taken for credit or non-credit.

Jump ahead to these sections:

  • Different Course Options 
  • Non-credit Option

  • Credit Option

  • Licensure Option
  • Applies to M.Ed Degree



Total Credits

License Information

Course Meeting Design

Foundational Courses

Advanced Courses

*Prerequisite: ESL license or 2 foundational courses.

**Prerequisite: ESL license or previous 4 program courses.

For Credit Details

For students who:
  • Want college credit/grades
  • Want to complete the program for licensure
  • Want to use credits toward an M.Ed. degree.
Expectation: Complete all course requirements

Evidence of completion:

  • Transcript grades
  • License (optional) if completing all five courses
  • Can apply toward M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning
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Total credits: 3 credits/class, 5 class = 15 credits

Admission Process and Requirements
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For non-credit Details

For students who:
  • Do not need college credit
  • Want the most cost-effective way to develop knowledge and expertise

Expectation: Some course assignments may be optional

Evidence of Completion: 

  • Credential/badge for each completed course
  • License by passing DPI test (optional)

Registration Deadline: Registrations must be received two weeks before course start. Early registration is strongly encouraged to reserve your spot.  

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