Endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language

When Predominately evenings
Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

VT | Teacher Certification | On-site – Endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL) education requires 24 credit hours of coursework, some of which may have been already completed during initial licensure. Practicing teachers and current students pursuing licensure in other content areas are eligible for this option. Current SOE students pursuing licensure in another content area must work with English Language Learners (ELLs) during at least one class period each day that they are in the schools for both their Field Studies and Student Teaching.

Four graduate classes are offered where students are placed in Roanoke City Public Schools for both early field studies and student teaching. In addition, students will complete 20 hours of service-learning at the Stonewall Jackson Middle School after-school program.

Courses & Requirements

24 credit hours | Course Checklist

24 minimum credits – for practicing teachers or current SOE students in other content areas.

Current SOE students pursuing licensure in another content area must work with English Language Learners (ELLs) during at least one class period each day that they are in the schools for both their Field Studies and Student Teaching.

Cost & Financial Aid

Requests for financial assistance should be directed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in Blacksburg at (540) 231-5179.

The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center programs are primarily for part-time students and financial assistance is unavailable. Virginia K-12 teachers under contract usually have reduced tuition at state universities. Contact the School of Education at (540) 231-1802 for more information.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of Virginia Tech, you will have access to:

How to Apply

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For more information on this program, visit http://www.soe.vt.edu/esled