Advanced Instructional Studies

English to Speakers of Other Languages

The specialty in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to effectively teach students who first language is not English.

ESOL Endorsement Requirements:  Candidates who successfully complete the following courses or their undergraduate equivalent and pass the required Praxis II Test are eligible for an Arkansas teaching endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Courses required for the ESOL specialty:

  • EDU 5483 Acquisition of English as a Another Language
  • EDU 5533 Methods and Materials for Teaching English Learners
  • EDU 5543 Exploring Perspectives of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners
  • EDU 5603 Assessing English Language Proficiency of K-12 Learners

Six hours of advisor-approved electives are required.