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English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Bilingual/ESOL Endorsements
Preparing teachers to ensure the success of English language learners
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Course of Study for the ESOL Endorsement

  • Completion of six courses (course descriptions)
    • ED 682 Sociopolitical Foundations of ESOL/Bilingual Education
    • ED 683 Fostering Cultural & Community Connections in the ESOL/Bilingual Classroom
    • ED 684 Language Acquisition & Educational Linguistics in the ESOL/Bilingual Classroom
    • ED 691 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners
    • ED 692 Classroom Strategies in First & Second Language Reading & Writing
    • CSE 624 Internet for Educators or CSE 610 Computers in Education or other approved technology course

  • A passing score on the ESOL ORELA exam (
    • Subtest I: Foundations of ESOL (004) and Subtest II: ESOL Assessment and Instruction (005) Note: Starting in September 2012, the new NES ESOL test will be required instead of the ESOL ORELA

  • Completion of the ESOL Practicum (ED 609). The Practicum will be conducted in a classroom where at least 20% of the students are identified as English Language Learners. Students must apply to the Director of Field Services one term preceding the practicum.

Course of Study for the ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement

  • Completion of all the above ESOL Endorsement requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in a foreign language. The language requirement may be met by completing at least 6 credits of upper-division foreign language coursework or by successfully passing the TSPC-approved exam. For Spanish language, the required exam is the Spanish NES (National Evaluation Series ) test-exam information can be obtained at

  • Additional requirement for students graduating in Spring 2012 or after:
    • Students in ECE or Elementary authorizations: For Spanish language, complete practicum in bilingual classroom.

    • Students in Middle or High School authorizations: For those with an endorsement in foreign language (e.g., who teach Spanish language), there will be no additional requirements. All others (e.g., with endorsements in Language Arts, Math, etc.) must perform a teaching demonstration in the foreign language in front of a panel of experts.

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