2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Licensure in English as a Second Language


Program Requirements


Minimum GPA of 2.7 on 4.0 scale or 3.0 on 4.0 scale in last 60 credits, which may include no more than 12 hours of graduate study. Reference letters. North Carolina teaching license. Those interested in teaching in ESL programs serving adult population and who do not seek a NC teaching license or a degree must have a bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the program. Candidates who are K-12 teachers will be admitted into the program under the “Professional Development” classification. Those recommended for “A-level” teacher licensure in their primary area also may apply for admission into the ESL Add-on Licensure program. FSU provides a program for currently employed teachers who wish to add an ESL licensure to their degree through this 18 credit hour program.

Core Curriculum: 18 Credits


  • ENGL 508 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 509 - Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
  • TESL 510 - Theories and Principles in Teaching ESL or
  • TESL 520 - Second Language Acquisition
  • TESL 530 - Lit Dev and Assessment for English Learners
  • TESL 541 - Trends and Issues in Teaching ESL
  • ENGL 550 - Practicum

Total Credit Hours: 18