English as a Second Language

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Overview

Teaching English as a Second Language may be completed as a:

  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for Licensure
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for Non-Licensure
  • Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language for Licensure
  • Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language for Non-Licensure

Please see FAQs for more information.

Admission Requirements

Individuals seeking admission to Teaching English as a Second Language may apply as a certificate or degree seeking candidate. Licensure and non-licensure tracks are available.

Certificate: Candidates requesting admission to the certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, which may lead to an added endorsement, must:

  • Submit an application for admission to the certificate program.
  • Submit transcripts verifying a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or a master’s degree.
  • For the licensure track, applicants must have general education licensure as a teacher to be eligible for the added endorsement.

Degree: Candidates requesting admission to the Master of Arts degree must:

  • Submit an application for admission to the degree.
  • Submit transcripts verifying a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or a master’s degree.
  • For the licensure track, applicants must have general education licensure as a teacher to be eligible for the added endorsement.

Degree seeking candidates with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be admitted provisionally. Provisional admission requires successful completion of the first 12 hours with a minimum 3.25 GPA in order to be considered for full admission.

Application for Admission and Information

For complete admission information and an application visit: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/

Plans of Study

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for currently licensed teachers seeking the ESL Endorsement

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language For candidates who are not certified in WV or in a state with reciprocity or for those seeking licensure through other means

Master of Arts in Education with an area of emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language for Licensure

Master of Arts in Education with an area of emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language for Non-Licensure

Contact Us

Dr. Nega Debela
Professor (Program Coordinator)
Marshall University
College of Education and Professional Development
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive, South Charleston, WV  25303-1600
304-746-8931 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 68931
Email: debela1@marshall.edu

 

Mrs. Carolyn Schwarz (Program Secretary)
Phone: 304-746-1996 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 61996
Email:  cshwarz@marshall.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ESL teaching jobs in West Virginia?
Will the ESL Certificate program help me get a teaching license?
Is there a Practicum?
Will the ESL Certificate allow me to teach English overseas?

Testimonials

Erin Gripper
Lead ESL Instructor
Marion County Schools

Marshall University’s TESOL certification program helped me develop and refine my teaching skills. It afforded me both the theory and practical application needed to work with English language learners.  The convenience of an online program allowed me to pursue my degree and continue teaching.