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Kansas State University

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Program
Degree
Add-on endorsement in Kansas. 15 hours may be applied to a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in English as a Second Language (ESL).
Description
Students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students in the classroom, through an experiential learning model which provides immediate classroom strategies.
Course Delivery
  • Online
  • or
  • Hybrid face-to-face, DVD, and small group sessions
Completion Requirements
Five courses totaling 15 credit hours.

The ESL program at Kansas State University is a nationally recognized program for educators seeking to increase their knowledge and learn new strategies for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, to assist them in continuing to make academic progress while they learn the English language. The curriculum’s experiential learning model emphasizes specific strategies that teachers and other educators can use immediately. Those strategies are learned and practiced throughout the courses.

The curriculum’s experiential learning model allows teachers to utilize the strategies immediately, as classroom strategies are practiced throughout the course. Our program has been licensed and replicated by institutions across the nation.

The ESL program creates an opportunity to excel when working with specialized student populations, as you strive to meet federal and state educational mandates.

Kansas State University’s ESL program offers distinct advantages:

  • The ESL curriculum applies to all grade levels and content areas.
  • More than 2,500 teachers have been ESL-endorsed to date after completing our program.
  • The ESL courses use curricula aligned to National Standards/Benchmarks: Common Core; TESOL/NCATE; CREDE; NBPTS; RTI; MTSS.
  • Video clips of K-12 teachers demonstrate strategies in practice.
  • Content has been field-tested in more than six states, 50 districts, and 250 schools.
  • The program is research-based with 15 years of refinement and observation of more than 1,500 teachers.
  • Teachers may take only the courses they need, or the entire five-course, 15-hour program.
  • We are the first to incorporate Biography-Driven Teaching Strategies. The ESL curriculum teaches the biography of the individual where one teaches English to the whole child, taking into account his/her academic background and what engages or doesn’t engage the student in learning another language.

There is a growing demand for highly qualified teachers who can help diverse students achieve their highest academic potential. Enroll today!

Contact Information
Division of Continuing Education
ESL Program
247 College Court Building
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-3396 or 1-800-622-2KSU (2578)
E-mail: esldce@k-state.edu