Earning a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices. If you are considering a career in TESOL, you will find that the field is as rewarding as it is demanding. Teaching English as a second or foreign language requires skills beyond just knowing the language.
A TESOL educator’s primary duty is to work with non-native speakers to help them learn to speak, read, understand, and write in English. They may work in public or private schools, language academies, or teach private lessons out of their home or the homes of students. TESOL teachers must be adaptable, creative, and sensitive to the cultural differences expected when working with students from different cultures. Sometimes, those who teach English as a second language (ESL) also act as mentors, advisors, and liaisons to students and families who are just getting established in a new environment. In the public school system, ESL teachers may work with students of all grade levels (K-12), often pulling ESL students out of the regular classroom to a designated area, where they work with them in small groups or one-on-one to improve their English skills.
The demand for teachers is constant with a growing population of English language learners in U.S. classrooms and the academic demand at national and international levels. Some of the opportunities for graduates with the TESOL Endorsement include:
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Earning the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices. The demand for teachers is constant and employment growth is high.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for ESOL teachers in particular was expected to be greater than average since the number of U.S. students who don’t speak English was predicted to continue to grow. While many people who pursue ESOL careers choose to become teachers, there also are opportunities available for those seeking jobs outside the traditional classroom. Available positions might include:
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Courses taken prior to admission into the graduate certificate program may be eligible for transfer into the program, if taken within 5 years prior to admission and if approved by the program faculty. Official paperwork is required and the appropriate forms may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.
To maintain active status in the program, students must register for at least one credit every academic year. Degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of the date of admission. Practicum coursework cannot be transferred into the program and up to (9) semester credit hours can be transferred into the program upon approval of the department.
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In a society in which employment and economic advancement increasingly depend on more developed and specialized skills, the handicap of illiteracy can only grow more severe. Here is why you should receive your MEd LSLS degree with UC online:
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