City University of Seattle offers an English Language Learners (ELL) Endorsement for teachers in preschool through grade 12 classrooms. The program covers coursework and classroom experience working with children who are non-native English speakers. The program’s six courses will prepare you with the following knowledge and skills:
- the process of second language acquisition
- history and legislation of bilingual education
- designing and modifying literacy instruction
- teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) writing
- integrating content for English language learners
This state-approved program is offered completely online, with a three-part internship, and typically takes 1.5 academic years to complete. In Washington State, your ELL endorsement must always supplement another endorsement on your teaching certificate, which means that you can add ELL to your current endorsement/s or achieve ELL endorsement along with one of the following CityU programs:
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When you pass the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E ®) exam and earn your ELL endorsement on your Washington state teaching certificate, you can get right to work teaching English language learners in a lead teacher or supporting role. The endorsement works well if you want to become an ELL specialist or teach in an elementary classroom with a significant non-native English speaking population.
The need for highly qualified ELL teachers is growing, so this is a great time to add an ELL endorsement to your certificate. With CityU, you can advance your teaching career on your own schedule with online classes and an experienced, responsive faculty. Start your career teaching ELL students by inquiring with CityU’s Albright School of Education advisors today.