Teacher Education Department English as a Second Language Additional License (K-12) Online and On Campus All ESL licensure courses are available online as well as on campus. Hamline has been offering ESL licensure courses online since 2004 and has crafted an online educational format that maintains rigor as well as personal interaction, ensuring that an online license is just as high quality as one taken on campus. ESL licensure courses are offered with the working adult in mind, with day, evening, and Saturday classes available. High Quality Hamline's ESL licensure program is recognized by the leading international organization Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Hamline's program is the only one in the region to receive such recognition. Growing Field ESL teachers fill many roles, providing both language and academic support to their students. They are crucial in advocating for their students within the school system and in educating their colleagues about English language learners. A career as an ESL teacher is challenging because of the complex issues that ESL students face in the schools, yet rewarding because ESL teachers have such a significant impact on students' lives. Who may enroll? Applicants must already be licensed to teach and hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. If English is your second language, a TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test, 233 on the computer-based, or 577 on the paper-based; a 5.0 on the TWE; or 80 on the MELAB. Degree completion from a U.S. university can be substituted for the TOEFL. A score of 6.5-7 on the IELTS is equivalent to these TOEFL scores. State Eligibility (Online Program Only):If you are applying to the English as a Second Language Additional License (K-12) online program, please confirm that you reside in a state where Hamline University is authorized to provide online education. (Eligibility by state) Courses Courses cover topics such as linguistics, second language acquisition, developing literacy in a second language, teaching methods, grammar, testing and evaluation, and sociolinguistics. View a list of required coursesView course listing on Piperline Advanced Practicum An advanced practicum experience in ESL at both secondary and elementary levels is required for this license. The length and grade level(s) of this practicum will vary according to your previous teaching experience, and range between 1 and 6 credits. Staff Advisors: Alyssa Vaj and Kate O'Brien (contact with general inquires, questions about course scheduling/registration, and to set up initial-advising appointments) Faculty Program Coordinator: Ann Mabbott, Ph.D. (contact with feedback or questions about the program) Department Chair: Rachel Endo, Ph.D.