Use knowledge about the structure and acquisition of language to develop teaching methods and curriculum adapted to the learning styles and cultures of non-native English speakers.

As you learn to teach ESL, understanding historical methods and current best practices will become valuable tools. You will learn hands-on assessment tools to clarify and address the factors that affect your students’ academic performance. You will better understand cultural influences, to help you recognize and appreciate your students’ accomplishments and communicate with students and parents.

Learn and practice literacy development for English Language Learners (ELL) with classroom techniques that promote academic achievement.

When you graduate, you’ll have thorough knowledge of TESL concepts and experience in applying them according to best practices. The curriculum meets both the Nevada State TESL endorsement requirement and InTASC Standards.

Teaching English as a Second Language Curriculum
APPLIED THEORY
ELEC 102 Online Training 0
TLDR 501 Understanding Teachers as Leaders 3
TLDR 502 Understanding Community Leadership 3
TLDR 503 Understanding Practical Advocacy 3
TEACHING SPECIALIZATION: Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 564 Language Development, Structure and Acquisition 3
TESL 562 Developing Curriculum for Non-Native English Speaking Students 3
TESL 563 Methods and Materials for Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Students 3
TESL 561 Assessment Considerations and Non-Native Speaking Students 3
TESL 565 Teaching Language Arts-Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing for English Language Learners 3
TESL 566 Theories of Second Language-Linguistics and Cultural Diversity for English Language Learners 3
APPLIED LEADERSHIP
TLDR 601 Exploring Applied Leadership 3
TLDR 602 Collaborative Leadership 3
TLDR 603 Leadership in Action 3
TLDR 605 Action Plan Publication(APP) (optional) 5
Total Degree Credits: 38*

*39 with optional TLDR 605