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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

ELL Endorsement Online

English Language Learner (ELL) Endorsement Online Courses

  • Only a summer session and three part-time quarters of study, fully online!

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




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  • 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 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 coursework in a 12-month period (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)



We offer the following ELL endorsement courses:

Summer Quarter Offering

• EDBL 514 – Introduction to Linguistic Diversity in Education 3 credits

• EDBL 529 – Methods of Teaching ESL: History, Theories, and Materials 3 credits

Fall Quarter Offering

• EDBL 530 – Sheltering in the Mainstream I: Methods 3 credits

Winter Quarter Offering

• EDBL 518 – Studies and Problems in Educational Linguistics 3 credits

• EDBL 531 – Sheltering in the Mainstream II: Assessment and Resources 3 credits

Spring Quarter Offering

• EDBL 550 – Advanced Literacy Development with Linguistically Diverse Students 3 credits



Advising & Admissions

Contact Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, ELL Endorsement Online Advisor, with questions.


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English Language Learner Endorsement Courses

Enrollment Procedure

Please click on the links below to enroll in the ELL Endorsement Courses. Please remember that these courses are online. Two of the links will have a $40.00 application fee.

CWU Non-matriculated Application

Endorsement-Only Application


This form is for admission to Central Washington University as a non-matriculated student. This implies that you are not seeking a degree from CWU at this time. If you are planning on using these courses for a graduate degree at CWU, please contact your graduate advisor and you will be directed in how to apply as a matriculated student. $40.00 Application fee payable with tuition.

This form enrolls you in the teacher certification endorsement system. It is used to monitor your progress and to report your completion to the state certification office. This link takes you to the application form. There will be a second form to complete after you have completed the courses and passed the test. There is a $40.00 application fee due with the application. Please move the webpage down until you see “Step 1” under the “Ready to Apply…” Section.

This form provides basic information to faculty and staff. Also, include information about any previous coursework that might be used to substitute for required coursework. No fees.

Non-Matric Application (

ELL Endorsement Application



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