English as a Second Language Endorsement Option

This program is designed for teachers who wish to earn the NS (English as a Second Language) endorsement on their teaching certificate.  Program coursework is aligned with state and national ESL standards and provides the breadth and depth of knowledge required to effectively teach students whose first language is not English.  A  minimum of 30 credit hours are required.

I. Core Courses

The core sequence provides continuity and integration for all programs. Ideas of policy, change, growth and diversity are developed in the following courses.

Required:
EDA 501Adv Social Fndations of Ed3
EDK 500Intro to Research in Education3
EDC 556Learning & Classrm Assessment3
or EDC 560 Rdg:Diag/Assessment Tech K-12
Total Credit Hours9

Students are strongly encouraged to elect at least one core class during the first year of work. Completion of all core classes is recommended within the first 20 credit hours. All core classes must be elected on the UM-Dearborn campus.

II. Required Content Courses

Required:
EDC 555Assmt: Sec Lang Learning K-122
ENGL/LING 574Second Lang Acquisition:Engl3
LING 576Sociolinguistics3
LING 580Concepts in Linguistics 13
Total Credit Hours11

III. Required Pedagogy and Clinical Experience

Required:
EDC 590Litrcy Instr & Assess for Els3
EDD 547Tchng English as Second Lang3
EDD 548Pract: Tch Engl as Secnd Lang1
Electives: Select One
LING/ANTH 525Language and Society3
or EDA 555 Lang,Clture,Litrcy&Power in Ed
Modern English Grammar
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
Total Credit Hours10

To be recommended for the NS endorsement (English as a Second Language), candidates must provide documentation that they have passed the Michigan Teacher Test for Certification (MTTC) ESL test.