Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement (12 Graduate Credits)

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Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement (TESL)


Spring registration is not available at this time. Please provide your contact information above to receive notification when the program becomes available.

Questions: Call CTE at 702-697-0006 opt. 5 or email contactus@ctenow.com


Program begins: March 4, 2019
Program ends: TBA

This program is completed 100% online.


Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada is a four-year private liberal arts college with graduate programs in teaching and leadership in Incline Village, Reno, and Las Vegas/Henderson. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Why Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• SNC is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at SNC equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

• Completion of this 12-graduate credit Certification = 96 CUs

The online Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) endorsement meets the licensure requirements in Nevada to receive an endorsement in TESL. This 12 credit, 4 course program helps graduates expand their knowledge for teaching, specifically addressing the needs of English Language Learners.

The endorsement courses are designed for teachers, teacher trainers, and materials/curriculum/policy designers, and allows graduate students to upgrade their knowledge of language, methodology and curriculum design with a focus on the needs of English Language learners. Graduate students will learn to design, implement and evaluate substantial research or development tasks, and adapt planning and teaching approaches to changing contexts and circumstances. Graduate students will graduate with greater professional knowledge and enhanced confidence in their ability to teach.
Please note: Below is a suggested program; students may complete the program earlier based on individual needs. Contact the SNC TESL Program Advisor for more information.
Please note: Courses will be offered based on enrollments. A minimum of 20 students is required for a course to be offered.

TESL 562 – Developing Curriculum for English Language Learners
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Duration: 7 weeks

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. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State TESL endorsement requirement and is aligned with the InTASC Standards.
 

TESL 563 – Methods and Materials for ELL
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Duration: 7 weeks

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. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State TESL endorsement requirement and is aligned with the InTASC Standards.
 

TESL 564 – Language Acquisition Theory and English Development Practices
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Duration: 7 weeks

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. It fulfills part of the Nevada State TESL endorsement requirement and is aligned with the InTASC Standards.
 

TESL 561 – Assessment and Evaluation of ELL
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Duration: 7 weeks

This course addresses factors that may influence and affect the academic performance of English language learners. Traditional, as well as current strategies for individual and group assessment will be examined. Assessment of discrete language skills will be considered. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experiences with various authentic assessment instruments. The course will cover a glossary of terms used in assessment and language instruction for English language learners. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State TESL endorsement requirement and is aligned with the InTASC Standards.