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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

ELL Endorsement Online

English Language Learner (ELL) Endorsement Online Program

  • Only 3 quarters part-time study online!

  • Meet new Washington State ELL Endorsement requirements (WA House Bill 1541 (RCW 28A.180.040).


Program Highlights

Program Overview

Program Coursework

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Program Highlights 

  • High demand discipline for educators in Washington State, the US and abroad
  • English language learners comprise 23% of all K-12 learners in Washington State schools and represent 96 language groups
  • Washington State add-on license in English Language Learners
  • 100% online, interactive instruction
  • Learn to develop curriculum, materials and instruction for English language learners (ELLs) for inclusive and sheltered learning settings in the kindergarten-grade 12
  • Focus on highly effective ESL and content-based curricular, instructional and assessment practices that are culturally congruent with diverse speakers of other languages
  • Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who focus on engagement, quality learning and positive learning environments
  • Integration of authentic materials and technology into every course
  • Practical knowledge and instruction development though interactive for experienced educators
  • Investigate second language acquisition theory and cultural patterns
  • Approved by the Professional Education Standards Board
  • Complete requirements in 3 quarters (a WEST-E exam required for  endorsement)
  • The ELL Endorsement required effective Sept 2019 for all educators teaching ELLs in Washington State to comply with (WA House Bill 1541 (RCW 28A.180.040)

Program Overview

The ELL endorsement program for certified teachers is comprised of the following courses:

• EDBL 514: Introduction to Linguistic Diversity in Education*
• EDBL 438: Teaching English as a Second Language
• EDBL 530: Sheltering in the Mainstream I: Methods*
• EDBL 531: Sheltering in the Mainstream II: Assessment & Resources*
• EDBL 518: Linguistics for Educators*
• EDBL 440: Development of Literacy with Linguistically Diverse Students
(* these courses could be used towards a Master Teacher graduate degree)

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