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The English as a Second Language (ESL) nondegree endorsement program is designed for individuals who possess a New Jersey Standard or
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS)
instructional certificate in a content field or elementary education and who wish to become certified to teach English as a Second Language. Students must be admitted to the language education master of education (Ed.M.) program to become matriculated students. Candidates will be recommended for the ESL endorsement upon completion of the 18-credit program and then will have the option of continuing in the Ed.M. program or withdrawing.
Course Requirements (18 credits)
15:253:510 Academic English in the Content Areas* (3)
15:253:511 ESL Secondary School Methods (3)
15:253:520 Principles of Language Learning: Second and World Language Acquisition (3)
15:253:521 Introduction to ESL/Elementary Methods (3)
15:253:523 Language and Culture (3)
15:253:530 Foundations of Language (3)
Language and Cultural Proficiency Requirements
1. Proficiency in English to be demonstrated through an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and a Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). (To schedule the OPI and WPT, contact the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at http://www.languagetesting.com.)
2. Evidence of second/foreign language or cultural experience, such as experience living in a second cultural setting; completion of one or more foreign language course(s) (minimum 3 credits); and acquisition of second/foreign language (in a nontraditional setting).