MATESOL + PK-12 Endorsement for Licensed Teachers

Earn your public school ELL endorsement while completing the Master's Program.

Licensed Vermont school teachers may take the state-approved PK-12 ELL Endorsement Program as part of their MATESOL program (36 credits). Coursework involves a 60-hour practicum with English learners in local schools.

Students also must complete a MATESOL Portfolio before graduation and pass the state-mandated Praxis II examination to be recommended for the Vermont ELL Endorsement.

Recommended Course Sequence (36 credits)*

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

Fall 1 (9 credits)

GSL 506 Becoming a TESOL Professional

GSL 542 Introduction to Language Teaching

GSL 546 PK-12 Literacy for ESOL (+ practicum)

Spring (9 credits)

GSL 612 Bilingualism and Multicultural Education

GSL 655 Language Learning and Assessment for Children

GSL 604 Second Language Acquisition

Summer (9 credits)

GSL 500 Foundations of Linguistics

GSL 502 Pedagogical Grammar

GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL (+ practicum)

Fall 2 (9 credits)

GSL 547 ESOL in the Content Areas (+ practicum)

GSL Elective

GSL Elective


*NOTE: 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.