Teacher & Administrator Certification

ESL Endorsement: Elementary & Secondary Undergraduate, ELMAC, and SecMAC 

2018 – 20191

Interns may elect the English as a Second Language endorsement strand by completing the ESL courses and fieldwork during their elementary K- 8 or secondary 6 -12 certification programs at the undergraduate or master’s levels. Fully approved by the State of Michigan, the ESL Endorsement Program is a 20-credit, six course and fieldwork sequence, which meets Michigan state standards. Interns who complete all requirements for K-8 Elementary Certification or 6 – 12 secondary certification and the ESL endorsement are considered “highly qualified” to teach ESL to students in their respective levels of certification in the state of Michigan.2

Program Goals

We aim to develop teachers who have the practical skills and knowledge to:

  • create meaningful instruction drawing on their specialized knowledge about the English language;
  • use formal and informal assessments to assess the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners and their families and design pathways for their full participation in the school community;
  • draw on the full range of knowledge of students, their families, and their communities as they design culturally responsive instruction;
  • teach learners of English the language and interactional skills to facilitate their entry into school and support their success in increasingly complex social contexts;
  • plan, enact, and assess instruction in the areas of literacy and academic content to provide full, equitable access to the learning of content for culturally and linguistically diverse learners;
  • design and use multiple models of instruction including full integration of English learners into the regular classroom setting
  • advocate for culturally and linguistic diverse students by leading and collaborating with and serving as resources to their colleagues in their schools and communities and to families.

Requirements

All interns must meet the following requirements in order to elect the ESL endorsement strand:

  • Provide Evidence of Experience Learning a World Language: All interns who elect the ESL endorsement strand must provide evidence of significant world language learning experience either through two semesters of college coursework (provide transcripts), or through documented life experience, including native language proficiency or other experiences.
  • MTTC ESL Endorsement Test: Interns must pass the Michigan Department of Education MTTC ESL test for endorsement. The MTTC test will be taken in July, after all of the courses for the endorsement (except the practicum) are completed.
  • Spring and Summer coursework: Interns pay for and complete courses in Spring and Summer semesters to finish course requirements for the ESL endorsement strand. Financial Aid (including federal student loans and/or scholarship support) may be available for these terms of enrollment.
  • Ongoing satisfactory progress in their elementary or secondary certification programs: Interns must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward earning their K-8 or 6-12 certification in order to participate in ESL endorsement courses or fieldwork. Satisfactory progress will be determined by course grades, consistent high-quality practice in fieldwork, and consultation with the Coordinators of the ESL Endorsement and the Chairs of Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education.

Processes for Completing the ESL Endorsement

Undergraduate and MAC students who elect the ESL endorsement strand and who meet the world language requirements described above, should take EDUC 593 on Fridays in the Fall of 2018. Coursework should be completed in the sequence outlined below. The ESL courses are scheduled at times that do not conflict with any required courses in the undergraduate or MAC programs.

ELMAC and SecMAC students will complete this coursework during and in the Spring and Summer semesters of their one-year programs. Undergraduates will complete the coursework in the Spring and Summer semesters of their junior year or senior year. Note: Undergraduates who complete these courses after graduation will pay graduate tuition fees.

Undergraduate Elementary & Secondary ESL Course Sequence, 2018 – 2019 or 2018 - 2020

Semester Offered

 

Course Name and Number

Notes

Fall semester, 2018

EDUC 593 Language Development & Second Language Learning (3 credits) *Included in full-time tuition*

 

Scheduled on Fridays—either 10 am-1 pm or 1-4 pm

Winter semester, 2019

 

EDUC 4150 Teaching Language, Literacy and Academic Content to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits) (includes designed field work)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Scheduled as a 3-day workshop in January + Friday afternoons in Jan-Feb

Spring semester, 2019 or 2020

(May-June 15)

 

EDUC 592 Methods for Teaching Language & Literacy to K-12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (4 credits)
(includes designed field work)

*Tuition charges for Full-time, half-term Spring and two additional course credits apply.* (If taken after graduation, further charges apply.)

Two 3-4 hour sessions/week, on average

Spring semester, 2019 or 2020

(May – June 15)

EDUC 594 Education in a Multilingual Society (3 credits)

*Tuition charges for Full-time, half-term Spring and two additional course credits apply.* (If taken after graduation, further charges apply.)

Two 3-hour sessions/week, on average

Spring semester, 2019 or 2020 (May-June 15)

 

EDUC 595 Leadership and Advocacy Practices for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (4 credits)
(includes designed field work)

*Tuition charges for Full-time, half-term Spring and two additional course credits apply.* (If taken after graduation, further charges apply.)

Two 3-4 hour sessions/week, on average

Summer semester, 2019 or 2020

(July)

EDUC 5150 Practicum and seminar (3 credits)

*Part-time, half-term Summer tuition charges apply.*

 

Mo-Fr during school hours


QUESTIONS?
Please contact the Co-Coordinators of the ESL Endorsement:
Dr. Cathy Reischl creischl@umich.edu (734) 834-1693, #1302D School of Education, or Dr. Debi Khasnabis, debik@umich.edu (734) 647-0604, #1302C School of Education.

 

SecMAC ESL Course Sequence, 2018 – 2019

Semester Offered

 

Course Name and Number

Notes

Fall semester, 2018

EDUC 593 Language Development & Second Language Learning (3 credits)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Scheduled on Fridays—either 10 am-1 pm or 1-4 pm

Winter semester, 2019

 

EDUC 4150 Teaching Language, Literacy and Academic Content to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits)

(includes designed field work)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Scheduled as a 3-day workshop in January + Friday afternoons in Jan-Feb

Spring semester, 2019

(May-June 15)

 

EDUC 592 Methods for Teaching Language & Literacy to K-12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (4 credits)

(includes designed field work)

*Changes MAC’s part-time half-term Spring tuition to full-time.*

 

Two 3-4 hour sessions/week, on average

Spring semester, 2019,

(May – June 15)

EDUC 594 Education in a Multilingual Society (3 credits)

*Changes MAC’s part-time half-term Spring tuition to full-time.*

 

Two 3-hour sessions/week, on average

Spring semester, 2019 (May-June 15)

 

EDUC 595 Leadership and Advocacy Practices for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (4 credits)

(includes designed field work)

*Changes MAC’s part-time half-term Spring tuition to full-time.*

 

Two 3-4 hour sessions/week, on average

Summer semester, 2019

(July)

EDUC 5150 Practicum and seminar (3 credits)

*Part-time, half-term Summer tuition charges apply.*

Mo-Fr during school hours


QUESTIONS?
Please contact the Co-Coordinators of the ESL Endorsement:
Dr. Cathy Reischl creischl@umich.edu (734) 834-1693, #1302D School of Education, or Dr. Debi Khasnabis, debik@umich.edu (734) 647-0604, #1302C School of Education.

 

ELMAC ESL Course Sequence, 2018 – 2019

Semester Offered

 

Course Name and Number

Notes

Fall semester, 2018

EDUC 593 Language Development & Second Language Learning (3 credits)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Scheduled on Fridays—either 10 am-1 pm or 1-4 pm

Winter semester, 2019

 

EDUC 4150 Teaching Language, Literacy and Academic Content to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits)

(includes designed field work)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Scheduled as a 3-day workshop in January + Friday afternoons in Jan-Feb

Spring semester, 2019

(May-June 15)

 

EDUC 592 Methods for Teaching Language & Literacy to K-12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (4 credits)

(includes designed field work)

*Included in full-time tuition*

Two 3-4 hour sessions/week, on average

Spring semester, 2019,

(May – June 15)

EDUC 594 Education in a Multilingual Society (3 credits)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Two 3-hour sessions/week, on average

Spring semester, 2019 (May-June 15)

 

EDUC 595 Leadership and Advocacy Practices for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (4 credits)

(includes designed field work)

*Included in full-time tuition*

 

Two 3-4 hour sessions/week, on average

Summer semester, 2019

(July)

EDUC 5150 Practicum and seminar (3 credits)

*Part-time, half-term Summer tuition charges apply.*

Mo-Fr during school hours


QUESTIONS?
Please contact the Co-Coordinators of the ESL Endorsement:
Dr. Cathy Reischl creischl@umich.edu (734) 834-1693, #1302D School of Education, or Dr. Debi Khasnabis, debik@umich.edu (734) 647-0604, #1302C School of Education.

 

1 Please note that this schedule applies to interns entering programs in the 2018-2019 year. Subsequent years are subject to changes.

2 If you intend to teach outside of Michigan, you must check with the State Department of Education in your intended state to see if you would need to take additional tests or coursework in order to qualify for certification under that state’s certification rules.