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Entirely Online | 20 Credits | 1 Year
  • Designed for practicing teachers, the study of ESL provides preparation for helping others improve their abilities to use English and thereby to function successfully in K-12 classrooms
  • Course content includes: language, pedagogy, and the social and cultural contexts of language acquisition and use
  • ESL Practicum provides you with supervised teaching experience at the K-6 and 7-12 levels, preparing you to teaching a variety of ESL students

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As a UNI Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation, and much more.

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Aliza Fones
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Languages & Literatures

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Carolina Wilson
Enrollment Contact


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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered entirely online using the Blackboard learning management system and Zoom video conferencing sessions, held on Thursday evenings. These platforms allow students to enhance their learning experience with face-to-face interaction while building a sense of community with classmates.

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A Flexible Online Pathway For Non-traditional Students 

Designed for those who are:

  • Pursuing an Iowa K-12 English as a Second Language Endorsement (#104)
  • Ready to explore new opportunities in the teaching field
  • Seeking flexible options for continuing their education
  • Interested in earning credentials while maintaining career and family obligations
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the UNI Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Next Steps

Express Interest

Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information, and application deadlines directly to your inbox!

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To enroll, students will complete the online enrollment form

Questions about course enrollment can be directed to or 319-273-2121.

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Add the Endorsement to Your Teaching License

Upon successful completion of the required courses, complete this application from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (IBOEE).

Questions can be addressed to the IBOEE here.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program. 

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