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ESL Endorsement

The English as a Second Language (ESL) K-12 endorsement at Drake University is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. This endorsement meets the 18-credit Iowa Board of Educational Examiner Examiners’ requirements and can be completed at your individual pace.

The ESL endorsement focuses on the principles and practice of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English or who do not speak, read or write English. This endorsements prepare individuals to function as teachers and administrators in such programs.

Program Contacts

Shelley Fairbairn, PhD
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
1-800-44-DRAKE, x1954

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