English as a Second Language (TESL) Endorsement

The School of Education offers four TESL courses that when combined with a valid elementary, middle school/junior high school, secondary or special teaching license will meet certification requirements through the Nevada Department of Education. Complete TESL endorsement requirements can be found on the Nevada Department of Education website.


EDRL 471: Language Acquisition, Development, & Learning (3 credits)
Contemporary philosophies of second language acquisition, with selected topics related to language use and ideology.

EDRL 474: Methods and Curriculum for Teaching English Language (3 credits)
Introduction to English as a Second Language (ESL) methods, strategies, and instruction, including topics for teaching and accommodating English Language Learners (ELLs) with and without special needs in inclusive classrooms.

EDRL 475: Assessment & Evaluation English Language Learners (3 credits)
Review and administration of formal and informal assessments to determine stages of English language proficiency. The process for identifying and serving English language learners, including state and federal guidelines, is addressed.

EDRL 477: Curriculum Development English Language Learners (3 credits)
Course will explore first and second language acquisition, English language structure, learning styles, the effects of culture on learning, and ways to make content comprehensible to the ESL students in the general classroom. Curriculum will be analyzed to ensure success for language learners.