Endorsement Preparation Program English Language Learning (ELL) (PreK-12)
Our online ELL endorsement preparation program is a great investment. This program is designed for currently licensed elementary and secondary school teachers who desire to be licensed to teach in ELL or ESL settings. With this endorsement, you will become highly qualified in ELL or ESL, increase your career opportunities, earn re-licensure points, and possibly become eligible for lane changes leading to increased salary.
The Endorsement Preparation Program in English Language Learning prepares a student to receive the English as a Second Language Pk-12 license in the state of Tennessee. Click here for additional details about Tennessee licensure requirements.
Who the Program is For:
- Licensed teachers with bachelor’s degrees who are interested in ELL or ESL instruction.
- District instructional personnel and curricula leaders.
- "Emergency credentialed" ELL or ESL teachers who need the endorsements to be considered highly qualified.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
IMPORTANT: This program is not for those who want to learn to speak and write the English language. This program is also not for those interested in becoming English teachers or teaching English in a foreign country. The program can lead to an endorsement in ELL or ESL, but only in those states that have such endorsements. If your state offers an ELL endorsement and you wish to pursue that endorsement, you will need to complete your practicum at the K-12 level that aligns with your state endorsement requirements and the WGU ELL PreK-12 program. Students who complete their practicum in any other setting other than a K-12 setting should be prepared NOT to be recommended for licensure. Each student should be aware of the requirements of their particular state for K-12 educators.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our online ELL program with significant input from experts and educational leaders who serve on our Education Program Council. You’ll become an expert in all areas of study required to earn your ELL Endorsement. The program requires a total of 25 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Language Production Acquisition
Planning, Managing, and Implementing Instruction
Field Experience in ELL
Subject Specific Pedagogy