PK-12 ELL Endorsement for Licensed Teachers

teacher with classThe ELL endorsement, granted by the State of Vermont, authorizes teachers to add ELL certification to their current Vermont license. Saint Michael's College offers a pre-approved 18-credit series of courses toward this qualification. Successful completers of this coursework and the associated practicum will be recommended by Saint Michael's College for the PK-12 ELL Endorsement.

There is no formal matriculation process for the Endorsement program; however, applicants are requested to complete a department-internal application form for advising and administrative purposes.

The ELL Endorsement program may be taken in isolation, or as part of the MATESOL degree program.

*Recommended Sequence 2014-2015 (18 credits)

Based on a 4-semester completion plan, starting in Fall semester. All courses are 3 credits.

Fall 1 (3 credits)

  • GSL 546 PreK-12 Literacy for ESOL (+ practicum)

Spring (6 credits)

  • GSL 612 Bilingualism and Multicultural Education
  • GSL 689 Special Seminar in TESOL (elective)

Summer (6 credits)

  • GSL 502 English Grammar
  • GSL 655 Language Learning and Assessment for Children

Fall 2 (3 credits)

  • GSL 547 ESOL in the Content Areas (+ practicum)

*If you do not follow this recommended sequence, we cannot guarantee that a course you need will be offered when you want it. Independent study for these courses is not an option.

You will need to pass the Praxis II Exam (ELL) before you can be recommended for endorsement.

Information on Praxis II requirements in Vermont

Overview of the Praxis II (ELL exam)