In light of the pedagogical challenges presented in Iowa schools by the growing number of non-native speakers of English, this program is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach English as a second language in both public and private K-12 educational settings. The primary goal of the endorsement is to provide teachers with knowledge of second language acquisition, assessment procedures, skills and techniques to more effectively address the academic and social challenges presented by an increasingly diverse population of students.
This page contains information about Teaching English as A Second Language (TESL) ESL Endorsement for adult learners and degree completion in our Graduate & Professional Studies program. Learn about programs and majors available on our Storm Lake campus.
Teaching English as A Second Language (TESL) ESL Endorsement is offered at these locations: