University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement

Foreign Language Education - English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement

The K-12 ESL Endorsement is available only to those students who already hold a PA Instructional I or II certificate (however, this option is also open to students who have earned a teaching certificate outside of PA, although the application process may vary). Completion of this program allows students to become a Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist.  This program is a joint program between the School of Education’s Department of Instruction and Learning and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Linguistics.  Therefore, for more details on the curriculum and admissions requirements, please go to http://www.linguistics.pitt.edu/tesol/.