Oakland University

College of Arts and Sciences

English as a Second Language Endorsement


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

English as a Second Language Endorsement

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The purpose of the ESL Endorsement program is to prepare K-12 teachers to teach ESL classes and to better service LEP (Limited English Proficiency) students presently in K-12 classes. The program is designed for participants who have already obtained a State of Michigan teaching certificate and are interested in this additional endorsement. The courses in the ESL Endorsement program will help teachers understand the linguistic and cultural problems that students have when English is not their native language. With ESL background and training, educators will be able to deal with those problems effectively and help students who speak other languages become more integrated into classroom activities.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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