English as a Second Language, Graduate Endorsement
Graduate Endorsement in English as a Second Language
Why Pursue This Program
The online English as a Second Language (ESL), Graduate Endorsement is designed for teachers who work with non-native speakers and teach them to speak, read and write in English.
Students choose this ESL, Graduate Endorsement to:
- Learn the latest instructional methods for ESL students.
- Gain insight into how to create exceptional curriculums.
- Receive knowledge on teaching materials that promote the mastery of English.
Note: This program is available to students who already have a teaching certification with an endorsement.
Career Outlook: As communities throughout the United States become more culturally diverse, teachers trained in English as a Second Language (ESL) remain in high demand.
ESL teachers may work in public or private schools, language academies, or teach private lessons out of their home or the homes of students. ESL students can be found in all age ranges, from children to adults.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports openings for ESL teachers are higher in states with larger non-native English populations, such as New York, Florida, California and Texas. Adult literacy teacher jobs, including those in ESL, are expected to increase by 7% through 2024.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.