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If you want to teach English, it's not enough to know English. And this rule applies many times over if your students have grown up using a native language other than English. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program shows aspiring teachers how to address the unique language issues faced by new users of English and explores the cultural issues faced by those students when they negotiate the English-speaking world, both in and out of school.
Lakeland students who gain this expertise, however, and receive their ESL teaching certification enter an educational system that desperately needs their services. Demographically and legislatively, the demand for ESL teachers has never been higher, with more of these rewarding positions opening every year.
for Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Certification (grades PK-6), Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Certification (grades 1-8), or Early Adolescence through Adolescence Certification (grades 6-12)
To qualify for either Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (grades PK-6) or Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (grades 1-8) teaching certification in English as a Second Language, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Education Major/Professional Sequence or the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education Major/Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.
To qualify for Early Adolescence through Adolescence (grades 6-12) teaching certification or Early Childhood through Adolescence (grades K-12) teaching certification in English as a Second Language, a student must complete the Early Adolescence through Adolescence Professional Sequence along with a certifiable major or the Early Childhood through Adolescence Professional Sequence along with a certifiable major and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.
*Students enrolled in Lakeland College's Master of Education (M.Ed.) graduate program may register for these courses for graduate-level credit.