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Endorsement in English Language Learning (PreK-12)

Program Details

WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online English Language Learning Endorsement (PreK–12), for already licensed teachers ready to help meet the nationwide need for more ELL and ESL teachers. This program prepares teachers for success in language acquisition settings. Curriculum areas of study include: culture, language production, theories of second language acquisition, assessment theory and practice, planning and implementing instruction, and a field experience. The program is nationally recognized by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association. WGU also offers a master’s degree program in English Language Learning (PreK–12). 

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. With unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from the competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.

Requirements

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.

Admission requirements:

  • 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.