The English Language Learner (ELL) Endorsement Program at Antioch University is a 5-course program designed primarily for certified teachers who wish to obtain their ELL Endorsement; however, enrollment is open to anyone interested in learning more about best practices for ELL teaching and learning. This program helps to prepare students for success on the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsements (WEST-E) 051 test, as well as for success teaching ELL students. Courses for this program were designed with an overall social justice framework, and specific emphases were placed on the following areas of instruction: Foundations of Language & Language Acquisition, Foundations of ELL Instruction, and Instruction & Assessment of English Language Learners. Participants in this endorsement program will have opportunities to learn about best practices in ELL education through coursework and discussions, and will gain knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to work in schools and classrooms. Antioch University strives to develop reflective practitioners who will go on to serve as advocates for ELL students in a wide variety of educational settings.
This endorsement is offered by AU Seattle
The Antioch University Seattle School of Education is pleased to offer a social justice-focused English Language Learner endorsement for teachers in grades K-12 and anyone interested in gaining knowledge and experience in educating English language learners through culturally responsive methods. The program can be completed as follows:
Complete a five-course program designed to enable educators to meet the needs of their current and future students with a deep understanding of English Language Learners, language acquisition, methods and practices of instruction, assessment, and historical and political contexts in schools.
- Content Area Test
Pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsements (WEST-E) 051. With coursework carefully designed with objectives relevant to the test, your success will be scaffolded along the way.
Did you know? Washington State provides a suite of financial aid programs supporting current and future teachers. The conditional scholarship programs encourage individuals to pursue teaching in subjects or locations of high need, also known as “shortage areas.” In return for funding received, the recipient commits to teach at a Washington K-12 public common school for a specified amount of time. Learn more about the Educator Retooling Conditional Scholarship – recipients of the conditional scholarship are awarded up to $3,000 per endorsement add-on, including Antioch’s ELL Endorsement.
5 quarters, 1 class per quarter
- EDUC5771 ELL Foundations (3 Credits)
- EDUC5772 Literature, Linguistics, & Language Acquisition (3 Credits)
- EDUC5773 Planning, Instruction & Assessment for ELL: English Language Arts & Social Studies (3 Credits)
- EDUC5774 Planning, Instruction & Assessment for ELL: Math & Science (3 Credits)
- EDUC5775 Seminar on ELL Topics in Education (3 Credits)
EDUC5771 will be automatically waived for graduates of Antioch University Seattle’s MAT program (any year of graduation), and EDUC5774 will be waived for graduates of Antioch University Seattle’s MAT program (graduation year of 2018 or beyond). For anyone else who has taken courses at other institutions similar to any of these courses, we encourage you to let us know and we will be happy to do a transcript/syllabus review to see if you qualify for a waiver.
ELL endorsed teachers are highly sought-after, as this is an area with a significant shortage in Washington and beyond. Students who complete this program often continue in or move to careers as a/an:
- Public or private K-12 ELL endorsed teacher
- Independent school ELL endorsed teacher
- International teacher in a school or program
- Informal educator, in non-school settings such as non-profit organizations, arts or cultural institutions
- Online educator
- Educational research specialist in the area of English Language Learners or Language Acquisition
- Educational advocate for English Language Learners
- Educational consultant
How to Apply
- Create an account and complete your application
- Send a copy of your Washington State Teaching Certificate, official transcripts, and any other supporting documents not included in the application to [email protected], or mail it to:Admissions Office
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
- Once steps 1 and 2 are completed, an admissions counselor will schedule an informal interview/information session.
- After an informal interview, you will be notified of an official admission decision.
Program Begins: Summer Quarter
Deadline to Apply: June 15
Classes Begin: First full week of July
Tuition & Fees
Current quarter-credit tuition: $450/credit.
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Please note: Additional fees for all AUS programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks. Washington certified teachers might be eligible for scholarships through the Educator Retooling Conditional Scholarship Program. Eligibility information and application information is available here.
A majority of AUS students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUS.
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