Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a
Second Language Program

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is available for students who plan to teach English to non-native speakers from birth to age 21, in PK through 12th grade.

Students may select the Early Childhood through Adolescence ESL major for grades PK through 12. The ESL minor will result in an additional certification at the same level as your initial license. Students must already have or be in process of completing certification requirements for one of the following programs:

• Early Childhood
• Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence
• Early Adolescence through Adolescence: English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Science
• Early Childhood through Adolescence: World Languages

Students gain real world experience through in the classroom by student teaching at area schools. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements also meet the Wisconsin teacher certification requirements for ESL.

Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Program


Bachelor's degree leading to licensure to teach English as a Second Language.

Admission Criteria for the Undergraduate Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Program (PDF)

Download Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Undergraduate Program Application (PDF)

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Program


Students who already have a bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming licensed teachers in the state of Wisconsin may earn post-baccalaureate teacher certification in ESL.

Admission Criteria for the Post-Baccalaureate Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Program (PDF)

Download Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF)

Additional Licensure


Students at this level of certification may add the following licenses while pursuing an ESL licensure as their initial certification:

Bilingual
World Languages

Curriculum and Instruction Advising


Visit the Curriculum and Instruction Advising webpage for more advising information.

Early Childhood - Adolescence English as a Second Language Downloadable Program Sheets


English as a Second Language (Major) Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF)

English as a Second Language (Minor) Program Sheet- Undergraduate (PDF)

English as a Second Language (Major) Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF)

English as a Second Language (Minor) Program Sheet- Post Baccalaureate (PDF)

Faculty and Staff


Program Director

Tatiana Joseph

Program Faculty and Faculty Advisors

Antonieta Avila
Tatiana Joseph

Program Academic Advisor

Kristin Roosevelt (Last Name A - L)
John Lockman (Last Name M - Z)