Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education
Introduction/What is the Study of English Language?
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 a Learner Endorsement in English Language?
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Each required course must be completed with a grade of B- (2.7) or better.