Teachers who hold a Wisconsin or Minnesota teaching license may take the following courses for a total of 27 credits and apply for an additional license as an ESL teacher in Wisconsin. Teachers from other states should confirm requirements for licensure with their respective state department.
Required Courses, 18 credits:
ENGL 511 Introduction to Language and Linguistics, 3 credits
ENGL 520 Structure of English, 3 credits
ENGL 522 Acquisition of Language, 3 credits
ENGL 560 Theory and Methodology of TESOL, 3 credits
ENGL 573 TESOL Tutoring: Practicum , 3 credits
ENGL 620 Pedagogical Grammar, 3 credits (Prerequisite: ENGL 520)
TESL 767 Teaching ESOL Reading, 3 credits
Depending upon the candidate's current teaching license and the license area they are seeking, the student may be required to complete additional courses or additional student teaching experience. For Wisconsin teachers, an approved certification portfolio is required.
Foreign language study or experience is required of all TESOL candidates. You must have either six semesters of a foreign language study at the high school or college level or demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.