Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

English as a Second Language Minor


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The minor in English as a Second Language is a 15-credit program for undergraduate preservice teachers and other fields where an understanding of the best practices in teaching and student ESL learning 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 are eligible to receive the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) endorsement. In 2017, the UW- ESL endorsement program received NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED status 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 approval from the PTSB. 

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