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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

ESL Endorsement

ESL Endorsement
Current and future licensed Mississippi teachers may enroll in TESOL program coursework for an add-on ESL Endorsement. The required courses for the ESL Endorsement are…

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

All ESL Endorsement courses are offered online and on-campus. ESL Endorsement is not itself a graduate degree.

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

  • A completed graduate school application for admission
  • One official transcript from each university/college attended
  • A $50 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: Submit a financial statement which certifies funds for educational and living expenses to the International Programs Office.

C) Endorsement Application: Once students are admitted to the graduate school as non-degree seeking students, they may enroll in the required coursework. After they have completed the required coursework, students must contact Dr. Whitney Webb to apply for the ESL Endorsement.