The English as a Second Language (ESL) K-12 endorsement at Drake University is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. This endorsement meets the 18-credit Iowa Board of Educational Examiner Examiners’ requirements and can be completed at your own pace.
The ESL endorsement focuses on the principles and practices of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English, focusing on knowing the students, differentiating instruction and assessment for them, and advocating on their behalf. This endorsement prepares individuals to function as teachers and leaders in such programs.
Shelley Fairbairn, PhD
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning