English as a Second Language (ESL) Licensure is offered through both the undergraduate and graduate education programs. Graduate students and early childhood education and elementary education undergraduate majors can add PreK–6 Licensure; graduate students, including 3+1 middle/secondary school education students can add Grade 5–12 Licensure..
When you teach ESL, your impact extends beyond the classroom and into the lives of students learning English as a second or third language. An minor and/or licensure in ESL allows you to hone specific skills for teaching young English language learners, and enables you to earn a second license—meaning you could graduate with two majors and two licenses in the time that most college students are earning a single degree. This makes a Gordon-trained teacher a valuable asset to employers right away.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ESL MINOR AND LICENSURE: