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College of Education and Human Performance World Languages Education

ESOL Education Program

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ESOL Endorsement Programs

All UCF College of Community Innovation and Education teacher candidates seeking initial certification develop knowledge and skills in teaching English learners (ELs). Teacher candidates whose subject areas include teaching language arts develop more in-depth knowledge and skills for teaching ELs. More specifically, those seeking a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, English, and Exceptional Student Education as well as those seeking an M.A. in Elementary, English, and Exceptional Student Education graduate with the ESOL endorsement in addition to their primary area of certification. This is a Department of Education requirement of all Florida teacher education institutions.

Through the collaboration of faculty and clinical educators in multidisciplinary program areas, UCF offers the ESOL endorsement through an approach called "ESOL infusion," which means that a substantial part of the ESOL endorsement curriculum is embedded into courses other than ESOL program (i.e., TSL prefix) courses. This is a great benefit to our students because it reduces the number of TSL credits required for the ESOL endorsement from 15 to 6. In compensation for this reduction in credit hours, students are expected to document mastery of ESOL Performance Standards met in most courses in their program of studies through a TESOL Notebook as well as during field experiences teaching English learners.

This website includes information about meeting the requirements for the ESOL endorsement. Please refer to the link for your program for detailed information and references. In addition, this website offers a variety of resources for teaching English learners. We encourage you to e-mail the ESOL program with any suggestions or requests for information and resources we can include on this website.

Best wishes on meeting your educational goals and on becoming well versed in teaching ALL students!

English Language Arts Education

UCF's English Language Arts Education program is designed to enable teacher candidates to take a variety of classes related to the development of secondary aged students as well as a set of English classes. The required curriculum meets or exceeds all recommended standards as stipulated by our accrediting agencies and the National Council of Teachers of English. Candidates participate in a series of field experiences and internships where they gain practical experience integrating theory and practice while working with secondary students. Upon completion of the program, candidates are well prepared to succeed in the secondary English/Language Arts classroom.

This program prepares highly qualified teachers in the area of secondary English Language Arts Education (grades 6-12). Graduates from this program meet all requirements for Florida teacher certification in this field as well as for the Florida ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement.

Undergraduate Programs

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