UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Teaching License in TESOL


Requirements for Additional ESL License

Individuals who complete the following requirements are eligible to receive an additional Wisconsin ESL teaching license. Those who plan to teach in another state should confirm requirements for licensure with the respective state department.

Required Courses (36-42 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, or TESL 779 Internship, 3 credits
ENGL 620 Pedagogical Grammar, 3 credits (Prerequisite: ENGL 520)
ENGL 675 Assessment and Testing, 3 credits
TED 428 Techniques of TESOL, 3 credits
TED 475 Student Teaching, 0-6 credits*
TESL 720 Educational Linguistics, 3 credits
TESL 767 Teaching ESOL Reading, 3 credits

*The amount of student teaching required will depend on what type of license is held. Teachers with English or Language Arts licenses would not need additional student teaching whereas a science teacher would.

For more information on teaching licensing and basic skills and content area exams, see the Education Preparation Program web site.

Program Curriculum

The following courses are required to complete a teaching license, depending on whether or not you are already a licensed teacher or are pursuing your initial teaching license.

Foreign Language Competency

All students must demonstrate that they have studied a single foreign language for two years, which can be two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent.

With the approval of the program director, you may transfer up to nine, recent, graduate credits of relevant coursework from another institution.


Requirements for Initial TESOL License

Individuals who complete the following requirements are eligible to receive an initial Wisconsin ESL teaching license. Those who plan to teach in another state should confirm requirements for licensure with the respective state department.

Required Courses (45 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, or TESL 779 Internship, 3 credits
ENGL 620 Pedagogical Grammar, 3 credits (Prerequisite: ENGL 520)
ENGL 675 Assessment and Testing, 3 credits
ENGL 720 Educational Linguistics, 3 credits
ENGL 767 Teaching ESOL Reading, 3 credits
TED 428 Techniques of TESOL, 3 credits
TED 475 Student Teaching, 12 credits (one semester)
TED 706 Historical, Philosophical and Multicultural Foundations of Education, 3 credits
TED 716 Inclusive Education for English Learners and Students with Special Needs, 3 credits

For more information on teaching licensing and basic skills and content area exams, see the Education Preparation Program web site.

For More Information  

Linda Jacobson
Program Manager
(715) 425-3190
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Marshall Toman
Program Director
Email
English Department
(715) 425-3537

Michael Martin
UWRF Certification Officer
Email
(715) 425-3740

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