The English as a Second Language Endorsement is offered by Lipscomb’s College of Education which is consistently ranked as one of the most effective educator preparation programs in the state of Tennessee and the nation.
Teaching candidates who are seeking initial licensure (PK-3, K-5, or 6-8 grades) can also seek an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement. Learn how you can unlock academic achievement for all students by reducing language barriers.
Adding an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement provides evidence of your skills and can make you even more marketable as a teacher. You’ll be ready to teach in a wide variety of settings, sharing the content you love and making a difference in the lives of students and their families.
- 8 hours of a foreign language
- FL 4514 - Introduction to Teaching Foreign and Second Languages: Theory and Practice
Praxis II Required: In addition, students seeking the ESL add-on endorsement will have to pass the ESL Praxis II exam and complete a field placement in an ESL/ELL classroom during student teaching.