PK-12 ELL Additional Endorsement Certificate for Licensed Teachers

Receive an additional endorsement on your teaching license.

Saint Michael’s College offers a pre-approved, 18-credit certificate program that leads to an additional endorsement in teaching English Language Learners (ELL). Successful completers of this certificate program, required Praxis exams, and the associated practicum will be recommended by Saint Michael’s College for the PK-12 ELL Endorsement.

Candidates pursuing the ELL Additional Endorsement Certificate program may choose to complete the certificate as a stand-alone program or to embed it as part of the 36-credit Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) degree program.

*Recommended Sequence (18 credits)

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

Fall 1 (6 credits)

GSL 542 Introduction to Language Teaching

GSL 547 ESOL in the Content Areas (+ practicum)

Spring 1 (6 credits)

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

GSL 612 Bilingualism and Multicultural Education

Summer (3 credits)

GSL 655 Language Learning and Assessment for Children

Fall 2 (3 credits)

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

To see the courses currently offered for this program, click here

Required Courses

Course requirements for licensure, as listed in our Graduate Catalog, are subject to change according to State regulation. Please contact Amy Saks Pavese, the Licensure Coordinator, with licensure questions.

Candidates will need to pass the Praxis II Exam (ELL – Test Code 5262) to be recommended for endorsement.

Information on Praxis II requirements in Vermont

For more information on PK-12 ELL Additional Endorsement Certificate program, please email