Supplement: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Completion of 12 hrs. of specific coursework. The ESL certificate can be earned concurrently with an initial classroom teaching certificate or added to a valid Texas teacher certificate upon successful completion of the specified course sequence and a passing score on the state examination.
ENGL 3376: Contrastive Linguistics
EDUC 4377: Acquisition and Development of English as a Second Language
ENGL 4376: The Nature of Language
EDUC 4378: Methodology of Teaching English as a Second Language
A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses leading to English as a Second Language certification, including a 2.5 at UT Tyler is required. Prospective teachers must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses leading to the ESL supplement.
Successful completion of the required TExES examination is necessary for a recommendation for teacher certification.