TESOL Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


The TESOL program is housed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Wichita State University. The six-course curriculum seeks to facilitate the candidate's acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively teach and work with speakers of other languages.

10 Benefits of Taking ESOL Courses
1. To become highly qualified ESOL teachers in ESOL classes
2. To provide evidence of having college work beyond simply passing a Praxis ESOL test
3. To build up hands-on experiences in ESOL teaching knowhow
4. To use credentials in ESOL courses as a ladder to ESOL leadership positions
5. To immerse oneself in classroom discussions highlighted with the voices from the field of ESOL
6. To have confidence in working in an ESOL-centered school
7. To have a leg up in hiring opportunities on someone who does not take ESOL courses
8. To teach English to speakers of other languages overseas
9. To advocate educational equity for ESOL students
10. To receive a reimbursement for each course taken toward the ESOL endorsement:
http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=737 (July 2014)