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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language Learner Endorsement

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Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

27 credits

NOTE: The ELL endorsement is only for those who are already P-12 teachers or in a P-12 teacher education program. If you are interested in teaching or working with language learners in a non P-12 school, you may be interested in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate (see TESL Certificate handout or consult https://wce.wwu.edu/tesol/teaching-english-speakers-other-languages).


The Department of Elementary Education offers teacher endorsement programs in both English Language Learners (ELL) and in Bilingual Education. While an undergraduate can add both an ELL and a bilingual endorsement, only one minor can be declared; TESOL P-12 focus or bilingual education.

This program leads to an additional endorsement in English Language Learners based on Washington state English Language Learners endorsement competencies, when accompanied by a professional teacher education program and a first endorsement in another content area.  Students must demonstrate study of another culture (gained through experience, or the minimum of 3 credits of approved course work) and the equivalent of one year of college-level language study world language other than English. A passing score on the ELL WEST-E is required by the state.

Why Consider an English Language Learner Endorsement?


 Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Green

 Sample Careers

Classroom teacher P-12 | ELL specialist

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):


Grade Requirements

Each required course must be completed with a grade of B- (2.7) or better.

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