Western Governors University

Endorsement Prep. Program in ELL (PreK-12)


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Endorsement Prep. Program in ELL (PreK-12)

Format: Online

Program Description:

WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online English Language Learning Endorsement (PreK–12), for already licensed teachers ready to help meet the nationwide need for more ELL and ESL teachers. This program prepares teachers for success in language acquisition settings. Curriculum areas of study include: culture, language production, theories of second language acquisition, assessment theory and practice, planning and implementing instruction, and a field experience. The program is nationally recognized by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association. WGU also offers a master’s degree program in English Language Learning (PreK–12).

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. We offer low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. With our unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), CCNE (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791)

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be a licensed secondary school teacher and possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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