Coursework for the ELL and Bilingual Education Endorsements is completed in partnership with the School of Teaching ESL (S-TESL). For program information and specific course advising, contact S-TESL directly at 206-781-8607, or visit www.schooloftesl.org. This endorsement requires 25 total credits, and most of the following required courses are offered both at S-TESL's North Seattle campus and online. S-TESL offers classes in day intensive, evening, and online formats. In general, it takes 12-24 months to complete the endorsement. Contact the S-TESL Director to develop your specific course plan.
ELT 5530 Foundations of ELT: Theory and Application (3)
ELT 5532 Grammar in English Language Teaching (3)
ELT 5536 Cultural Issues in English Language Teaching (3)
ELT 5545 Classroom Issues and Management in Teaching ELL (Available online only.)
ELT 5537 Content-Based English Language Teaching for secondary teachers, grades 6–12 (3) or
ELT 5538 Young Learners and English Language Teaching for elementary teachers, grades K–5 (3)
ELT 5542 Assessment of English Language Students (3)
ELT 5546 Professionalism, Advocacy, and Leadership in English Language Teaching (2)
EDCN 5730 Field Experience/PPA* (5)
*Candidates are encouraged to notify the Endorsement Coordinator 90 days before their intention to complete Field Experience which is offered during Autumn (September-December), Winter (January-March) and Spring (March-June).
In order to be eligible for Field Experience the following MUST be completed:
- Admitted to the endorsement program
- All required coursework complete
- Official WEST-E/NES score submitted to SPU (www.west.nesinc.com)
Then, you must notify the endorsement coordinator to be considered for the next applicable Field Experience cohort. Please keep in mind the following deadlines:**
AUTUMN FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by July 31st
WINTER FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by October 31st
SPRING FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by January 31st
**However, cohorts often fill quickly so it is at the candidate’s advantage to notify intent as early as possible. Once a cohort is full the candidate will be placed on a wait list and will only be admitted if a space becomes available.
A Bilingual Education Endorsement also requires a demonstrated proficiency in a targeted foreign language by passing the oral and written ACTFL proficiency exams and an additional course:
ELT 5547 Foundations of Bilingual Education (3)
For additional program information, contact the Center for Professional Education at 206-281-2274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.