English as a New Language (English as a Second Language)

This program, located in the Department of English, prepares candidates to teach English language learners from kindergarten through high school. The English as a New Language (ENL) license is a K-12 content area added to an existing license; the program requires that the candidate complete a teaching license in another licensure area. The program focuses on the English language system, sociocultural and psychological aspects of ESL learning, theories of ESL instruction, and methods and materials for the teaching of ESL. To earn the license, students must complete 21 credit hours, with ENG 220, 320, and 321 being prerequisites for the 400-level courses (i.e., ENG 436, 437, 438, and 457). For more information, e-mailĀ Lynne Stallings.