The Endorsement Preparation Program in English Language Learning (PreK–12) is designed for licensed teachers with bachelor’s degrees interested in ELL or ESL instruction, community college teachers who work in ELL or ESL settings, district instructional personnel and curricula leaders, and “emergency credentialed” ELL or ESL teachers who need an endorsement. With this endorsement, you will become highly qualified in ELL or ESL, increase your career opportunities, and earn re-licensure points.
This program is not for those who want to learn to speak and write the English language, nor for those interested in becoming English teachers or teaching English in a foreign country.
Western Governors University is:
Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
Accredited—WGU is the first exclusively online teacher education institute to be approved by NCATE (now CAEP). The university is also regionally accredited.
Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, measures learning, not time spent in class.
Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.
The program requires field experience in an actual classroom.
The program requires a total of 25 competency units (CUs), the equivalent to the traditional credit hour.
A copy of a valid teaching license
Official transcripts that demonstrate you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited university
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.
WGU's Teachers College is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019.
WGU’s Teachers College is eligible and will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in spring 2018.
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