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ESL Endorsement for Licensure

The ESL Teaching Endorsement for Licensure through Kansas State University for the state of Kansas requires five semester-long courses totaling 15 credit hours. Students enroll in one course per semester. Each course is offered for three hours of graduate or undergraduate credit.

The required courses are:

  • EDCI 720 ESL/Dual Language Methods
  • EDCI 742 ESL/Dual Language Assessment
  • EDCI 731 ESL/Dual Language Linguistics
  • EDCI 740 Culture and Language in Classroom Practice
  • EDCI 745 (Elementary) and EDCI 746 (Secondary) ESL/Dual Language Practicum

For description of the courses, see the Courses page.

The ESL Endorsement for Licensure courses are available via distance education from K-State Global Campus.

*Please note: The State of Kansas will attach an endorsement only to an existing teaching certificate approved in Kansas. Endorsement in many states, including Kansas, also requires a passing score on a Praxis exam.

→ Step-by-step instructions for Form 1 – Licensing Application (PDF)