University of Mississippi

ESL Endorsement

ESL Endorsement
Current and future licensed Mississippi teachers may also TESL program coursework for add on ESL Endorsement.  The required courses for ESL Endorsement are:

  • TESL 531. Assessment in Second Language Acquisition -or- TESL 550. Language Politics & Social Policy
  • TESL 542. Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language -or- TESL 535. Bilingualism, Education & Identity
  • TESL 547. Cultural Dimensions of Second Language Acquisition -or- TESL 549. Intercultural Communication
  • TESL 592. Modern English Grammar -or- LING 504. Descriptive Grammar

ESL Endorsement is NOT itself a graduate degree.

Admission Requirements 
A) Students applying for ESL endorsement should submit the following materials online to:

The University of Mississippi Graduate School

  • A completed graduate school application for admission that can be found online at:
  • One official transcript from each university/ college attended
  • A $40 application fee
  • International students must also submit their official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (a minimum score of 80 for the internet-based test is preferred).
    • Students should apply as a NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT

B) International students only should submit a financial statement which certifies funds for educational and living expenses to:

International Programs Office
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

Endorsement Application
Once they are admitted to the graduate school as NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS, students may enroll in the required coursework.  After they have completed the required coursework, they must contact Dr. Whitney Webb at to apply for ESL Endorsement.