Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language Certificate leading to a Wyoming English as a Second Language Endorsement


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The online graduate English as a Second Language certificate is a 15-credit program for preservice or in-service teachers and other fields where ESL skills might prove useful such as speech pathology.

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The University of Wyoming (UW), College of Education (COE) offers English as a Second Language (ESL)- Endorsement Program (Add-on, K-12) to meet a growing need of English language learners in the nation (generally) and the state of Wyoming (specifically).  Eligibility for this endorsement requires an initial teaching certificate in the state of Wyoming.  The candidates in the program are undergraduate students who are working toward Wyoming teacher certification and teachers who already possess the state of Wyoming teaching certificate. Upon completion of the ESL endorsement program, the candidates receive the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) endorsement. The candidates in the program are also graduates students in different disciplines, earning graduate ESL graduate certificate but not ESL endorsement.  In 2017, the UW- ESL endorsement program received NATIONALLY RECONIZED decision by meeting all the requirements and standards of the TESOL SPA (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Specialized Professional Association).  In 2021, the UW-ESL endorsement program received an approval from PTSB.

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