K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) Additional License Hamline is a state leader in training ESL teachers. ESL teachers fill many roles, providing both language and academic support to their students. They are vital in advocating for their students within school systems and in educating their colleagues about English learners. Be challenged and rewarded in this growing field. Why Hamline? As a student in Hamline’s K-12 ESL Licensure program, you will: Understand language systems and how they relate to instruction. Explore the relationship between language and culture and the impact of language on student learning. Further develop your knowledge of cultural differences and how they manifest in the classroom. Gain the expertise to effectively motivate students while developing and assessing their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Become an advocate for classroom and school environments that facilitate language learning and involve families and communities as partners. Program Overview Flexible Structure: Online and on-campus offeringsTime to Complete: 12 to 24 monthsProgram Begins: Fall, spring, summer termsCurriculum: 26-34 creditsCost: View current tuition rates Curriculum Required Courses: (25 credits + practicum) Linguistics for Language Teachers (4 credits) Basics of Modern English (4 credits) Second Language Acquisition (3 credits) Development of Literacy Skills (3 credits) Testing and Evaluation (2 credits) History of English (1 credit) Language and Society (4 credits) ESL Methods (4 credits) Foundations of Reading, K-12 (3 credits) (required for those without an elementary license) Practicum Seminar (0 credits) Advanced Practicum (credit varies, 1-6 credits) 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 thus range between 1 and 6 credits. Licensure In Minnesota, candidates are required to pass the II ESL Content Knowledge test as part of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations. Coursework may also transfer to other states to fulfill their licensure requirements. Please consult state requirements to ensure transferability of coursework. Make Your Credits Count For More Your coursework in the K-12 ESL program may be applied to fulfill some requirements of the Master of Arts in English as a Second Language. Disclosure Information View Disclosure Information Learn More Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about enrolling in the Additional Licensure program. Request Info State Eligibility and Complaint Process State Eligibility Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states. Complaint Process Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.