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Become certified to teach English as a second language with our ESL endorsement online program.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: March 11th
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 1 Year
Credit Hours: 15
Cost Per Credit: $399
Accreditation: CAEP

ESL Endorsement (P-12) Overview

Campbellsville University’s ESL endorsement online program provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge of how to better reach ESL students. The certification focuses on success strategies such as immersion and sheltered English. There are 15 credit hours of study, plus a 30-hour field experience component that is built into the curriculum. You can complete the endorsement as part of a teacher’s master’s of arts in education, as an advanced level certification or as an add-on endorsement.

The ESL endorsement online program will explore how language is learned and how to better teach the English language. It will also provide you with an understanding of diversity in foundational belief systems and world views. You will get an introduction to the teaching of the ESL skill set, which includes reading, writing, oral skills and vocabulary. In addition, you’ll study the principles and practices of second-language classrooms, standardized testing and the assessment of proficiency levels for initial placement. You will also discover the tools and methods for effectively teaching English as a second language using both commercial and teacher-made materials and gain hands-on experience in developing materials for teaching reading, writing and grammar.

Our ESL endorsement online program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The online degree offers the flexibility and convenience of being able to complete coursework when it best fits your schedule while you learn from professors who have real-world experience.


Course Map

Our fully online ESL endorsement consists of five courses that total 15 credit hours. The certification can be finished in as little as one year, with each course taking eight weeks to complete.


Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited ESL endorsement online, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. CAP 5
  3. Official college transcripts confirming a cumulative 2.75 GPA or a 3.0 on the last 30 hours
  4. Copy of teaching certificate
  5. Professional Growth Plan
  6. Self disposition
  7. Signed copy of the Kentucky Code of Ethics
  8. Character and Fitness
  9. Diversity Survey

Costs & Financial Aid

The ESL endorsement online costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.


Careers in ESL

Upon completion of our ESL endorsement, you will have the credentials necessary to teach English as a second language. The median salary for ESL teachers is $40,680 per year, according to PayScale. Annual wages for the career can vary depending on location, experience and the school. The average salary for entry-level ESL teachers is $39,000 a year, and ESL teachers with more than 20 years of experience earn an average of $52,000 per year.


Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.

Accreditation

Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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