ESOL Endorsement K-12 Graduate Certificate

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College : Arts and Humanities Degree :CRT
Department : Modern Languages and Literatures Option : N/A
Program Websites : http://mll.cah.ucf.edu/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement K-12 is designed to prepare certified teachers with specialized knowledge and training in the five areas required by the state of Florida to teach in a K-12 setting:  applied linguistics, curriculum, testing, methodology and cross-cultural awareness.

CURRICULUM

No course substitutions are allowed. Upon successful completion, students will need to complete separate paperwork with the state of Florida for official recognition of this endorsement.
Total Credit Hours Required:
15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—15 Credit Hours

  • TSL 5345 Methods of ESOL Teaching (3 credit hours); or, for students admitted to the Speech and Language Pathology program, TSL 5085 Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms (3 credit hours)
  • TSL 5525 ESOL Cultural Diversity or EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
  • TSL 6142 Critical Approaches to ESOL (3 credit hours)
  • TSL 6250 Applied Linguistics in ESOL (3 credit hours)
  • TSL 6440 Problems in Evaluation in ESOL (3 credit hours); or, for students admitted to the Speech and Language Pathology program, SPA 6474 Assessment and Management of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3 credit hours)

Independent Learning

TSL 5525, TSL 5345, and TSL 6250 require students to work with one or more nonnative speakers. TSL 6250 requires students to transcribe data elicited from a nonnative speaker. 

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate.

Application Deadlines

ESOL Endorsement K-12 Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

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