Teaching English As A Second Language

ADD-ON LICENSURE PROGRAM IN
TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL)



GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Add-on Licensure Program in Teaching English as a Second Language is an interdisciplinary program directly addressing the skills one needs for teaching English as a Second Language.  The program is designed primarily for certified teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills as teachers of ESL in grades K through 12.  It seeks to provide a comprehensive background in the theory and practice of language teaching, mainly targeting individuals who wish to work with Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. 

In preparation for teaching English as a Second Language in grades K-12, TESL Add-on Licensure candidates must demonstrate, prior to exiting, the competencies necessary for certification and professional development. Those competencies are demonstrated through completion of required course work and through submission of electronic evidences. Upon completion of the TESL Add-on Licensure Program, candidates will be able to

  • select, adapt, and analyze materials appropriate for ESL teaching and effective strategies for using these materials in curriculum development
  • demonstrate knowledge of current trends in the teaching and testing of ESL, use a variety of effective methods for teaching at various levels in this area, and use technology in the teaching of ESL
  • demonstrate knowledge of linguistic theory, including the structure of language and the principles of language acquisition, language development, and language learning
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity and the interrelationships involving language, culture, and society and the implications of those interrelationships for ESL teaching
  • evaluate the effectiveness of various methodologies while thinking critically and conducting research within the context of ESL.

ELIGIBILITY for ADMISSION 

  • Individuals who hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree and a current teaching license in any area may enroll in the program to become NC certified ESL K-12 teachers.
  • Lateral entry teacher candidates who wish to become NC certified ESL K-12 teachers

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 The ESL Add-on Licensure Program requires a minimum of 18 semester hours of course work.


Course Id Course Title Credit Hours

ESL 5310

Language Acquisition and Language Learning

3

ESL 5311

Language and Culture in ESL

3

ESL 5312

Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation of ESL

3

ESL 5313

Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

3

ESL 5315

Advanced Grammar for ESL Teachers

3

ESL 5301

Descriptive Linguistics

3


BENEFITS OF DEGREE

  • High proficiency in
    • analyzing ESL student language production
    • ESL teaching methods and techniques
    • assessing and evaluating ESL student work
  • Increased chances to meet NC Teacher Evaluation requirements at the proficient or distinguished level
  • Improved marketability


FOR ADDTIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Doina Kovalik
Graduate Coordinator
MA in TESL/AL

336-750-3450
kovalikd@wssu.edu 

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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