Carthage offers a licensure program for the English as a Second Language Wisconsin educator license. This program can be completed at the graduate level leading to the #1395 English as a Second Language add-on license and your Master of Education degree, or it can be completed as a post-baccalaureate program leading to the license only.

Note: This is an add-on license that must attach to one’s initial or primary license. The primary license dictates which grade levels you are eligible to teach with the #1395 add-on license.

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English as a Second Language Requirements (30 credits)

M.Ed. Core Classes (9 credits)

All M.Ed. candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 5249 Research Paradigms in Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)
All students must choose one of the following (3 credits)
  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (3 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (3 credits)
Additional required courses (18 credits)  — Courses for the add-on license
  • EDU 5230 Reading and Research in Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
  • EDU 5280 ELL Literacy and Accommodations (3 credits)
  • EDU 5281 English Language Learner: Methods and Study in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 5284 Practicum in ESL Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDU 5285 Fundamentals of Linguistics for Teachers of Diverse Learners (3 credits)
Additional DPO Licensure requirements

Candidates must successfully complete the Praxis 2 Test: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or meet Carthage’s waiver criteria of at least a 3.00 average GPA in all ESL licensure courses.