English as a Second Language Endorsement
The English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement prepares candidates to teach children from all cultural and language backgrounds (speakers of Spanish, Vietnamese, etc.), and it is required for those teachers working with students in grades K-12 whose first language is not English. (No foreign language background is required for the ESL endorsement.) The ESL Endorsement may be added to any valid Texas teacher certificate. Students are required to take the following four courses (in any sequence). Candidates must also complete a practicum in an ESL classroom or one year of successful teaching experience in an ESL or Bilingual Education Program approved by the Texas Education Agency. These four courses may be applied towards a master's degree and to the Reading Specialist's Certificate.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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