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.
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.
Students at this level of certification may add the following licenses while pursuing an ESL licensure as their initial certification:
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
Faculty and Staff
Program Faculty and Faculty Advisors
Program Academic Advisor