Education at Aquinas College

English as a Second Language K-12 Endorsement (Graduate)

Certification/Endorsement Code: NS 
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 86
Programs: K-12 Endorsement 
(This endorsement is also available to undergraduate and M.Ed. certification candidates as an academic minor. See the undergraduate ESL minor page for more information.) 
AQ Program Contact Person: Dr. Briana Asmus 

Designed for the elementary or secondary teacher who desires an ESL K-12 Endorsement. The Master in the Art of Teaching with ESL K-12 endorsement requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. Pursuing ONLY the ESL Endorsement requires a minimum of 24 credit hours (courses with asterisk *).

Foundational Core Courses: 9 credit hours 
EN 610 Inquiry-Based Literacy and Differentiated Instruction (3 credit hours) 
EN 510 Research Methods, Design and Analysis (3 credit hours); 2nd to last class 
EN 690 Master Teaching Project (3 credit hours); last class
NOTE: EN 610 should be taken as part of the first 18 hours of this planned program in order to qualify for Professional Certification 

ESL Endorsement Required Courses: 24 credit hours 
EN 543 Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice (3 credit hours)* 
EN 557 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credit hours)* 
EN 558 Advanced Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL (3 credit hours)* Prerequisite: EN 557 
EN 559 Assessment and Evaluation in ESL (3 credit hours)* Prerequisite: EN 557 
EN 576 Second Language Acquisition (3 credit hours)* 
EN 596 School and Culture in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)* 
EN 771 Theories of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (3 credit hours)* 
EN 794 Practicum: ESL Education (3 credit hours)* Prerequisite: All required ESL coursework 

Required Elective (M.A.T. only): 3 credit hours 
EN 561 Assessing Student Learning (3 credit hours) 
EN 655 Adolescent Literacy

NOTE: A passing score on the State subject area test in English as a Second Language is required prior to adding the endorsement.