Elementary/Secondary TESL Endorsement (teaching English as a second language)

(Also requires completion of elementary education major or the completion of an academic major and the secondary endorsement program.) Non-education students should see modern foreign languages for the TESL minor and TESL course descriptions.


Foreign Language (does not include 101-level): 6 credits
EDU 347 - Reading in the Content Area
No course description available.
EDU 409SR - Philosophy of Education
(2 credits) The liberally educated Christian teacher is the knowledgeable servant of God and society and this course examines the reasoning behind policies and methods of teaching, learning and schooling. Various schools of thought arediscussed, including a distinctively Christian perspective, to prepare students to serve as professional teachers. This course is the NWCore course for education students.Note: Advised to be taken the term before student teaching.
EDU 410 - TESL Student Teaching
(1-4 credits) This experience will include the observation, engagement and instruction of a K-12 classroom for 4 weeks while under the supervision of a licensed, qualified teacher. Candidates will draw from and develop the knowledge,skills and dispositions in planning, instruction, assessment and professionalism learned and assessed throughout the ESL program. Candidates are expected to model "Teacher as Servant" throughout the experience by serving God and society in diverse classroom settings. Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis. Successful completion of student teaching is a necessary step towards licensure; a passing grade for student teaching does not guarantee licensure recommendation from department.
ENG 283 - Grammar in the Classroom
(2 credits) Most middle schools and high schools expect their English teachers to teach writing and grammar. What are the goals of teaching grammar? What grammar should young writers know? This course takes a rhetorical approach to the study of grammar and to its use in the teaching of writing. Prerequisite: NWC101 and sophomore standing.
ENG 345 - Linguistic Perspectives on English
No course description available.
TSL 207 - TESL Grammar
No course description available.
TSL 224 - Applied Linguistics in Language Education
No course description available.
TSL 225 - Language Development and Acquisition
(3 credits) This course is an overview of linguistics and the second language acquisition process. The course includes topics such as general linguistics, language theory, principles of language acquisition, bilingualism, and first language acquisition. Special attention is given to the factors that contribute into the language acquisition such as: age, schooling, social factors, first language acquisition and second language acquisition.
TSL 307 - Methods in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) Study of the unique problems and opportunities in teaching English to classes made up of individuals from heterogeneous language backgrounds. Discussion of recent research, methodology and grammar concepts unique to ESL. Prerequisite: one year of a foreign language or permission of instructor.Note: Intended for those contemplating teaching ESL.

Total credits required: 29-32


International students may choose to substitute 6 credits of ESL course work for the modern foreign languages requirement.