Endorsements

To meet teacher demand, Sierra Nevada College is offering accelerated, specially priced graduate programs for Special Endorsements.

Contact graduateadmissions@sierranevada.edu for other endorsement options at SNC.


Other Certification & Professional Development Courses

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Endorsement

Learn the concepts and classroom skills to teach English language learners effectively. Explore research-based strategies that use the principles of English language development to enhance learning for all your students.

These courses are part of the NV Dept. of Education TESL Endorsement requirements. Coursework aligns with InTASC standards.

Location: Online
Cost per class: $900 ($300/credit)

TESL Courses Spring 2018:

TESL 566: Theories of Second Language Linguistics and Cultural Diversity for English Language Learners
March 19 – May 6 2018
This course addresses issues of first and second language acquisition and the relationship on effective communication with students and parents. This course explores linguistic implications of language in society. It focuses on the study of characteristics and backgrounds of various cultures to promote understanding for recognizing, appreciating and valuing contributions of individuals. Second language strategies will be reviewed as well.

TESL Courses Summer 2018:

TESL 562: Developing Curriculum for Non-Native English Speaking Students (3 credits)
May 28 – July 15 2018
Frameworks and models for developing curriculum appropriate for English language learners are examined. Learning styles, aspects of culture, previous education systems and other considerations that may affect appropriate instruction and student learning are also examined. The course covers a glossary of terms used in language instruction.

TESL 563: Methods and Materials for Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Students (3 credits)
May 28 – July 15 2018
This course addresses instruction for English as a second language development (ESL), and other specially designed academic instructional methods for teaching English language learners, K-12. The course touches on historical methods, theory of language acquisition, best practices models, materials, the integration of standards and the assessment of language and content area skills.

TESL 564: Theories of Language Development, Structure and Acquisition (3 credits)
May 28 – July 15 2018
This course addresses the history and structure of language focusing on theories of first and second language acquisition, universals and differences in language structure and usage. The course covers a glossary of terms used in language instruction.

TESL 565: Teaching Language Arts – Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing for English Language Learners
May 28 – July 15 2018
This course addresses literacy development in the areas of language arts: listening, speaking, reading and writing for English Language Learners. It explores classroom practices in the instruction of ELL students, including adaptation of content, strategies, and assessment, to promote academic achievement for learners at all levels of English language acquisition.



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