Non-course Program Requirements

In addition to the coursework and fieldwork required in the ESL and ESL/BE program, there are some key non-course requirements.  These requirements are as follows:

  1. Professional Development Requirement:  ESL and ESL/BE licensure students need to attend at least one professional conference before the end of the program.  Please see the Planning Forms for Licensure and Relevant Conferences links for more information.  This requirement pertains to all ESL and ESL/BE minors at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels.  
  2.  Language Study Requirement:  ESL and ESL/BE licensure students must complete at least the equivalent of three semesters of World Language study.  This requirement pertains to all ESL and ESL/BE minors at the undergraduate level and is strongly recommended for students at the post-baccalaureate and graduate levels.   
  3.  The Praxis II Exam Requirement.  All ESL/BE licensure students must take and pass the ESOL Content Exam (electronic exam #5362).  The ideal time to take this exam is as soon as possible after finishing the ESL course sequence; passing this exam is required before applying for the ESL license. This requirement pertains to all ESL and ESL/BE minors at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels
  4.   Language Proficiency Exam.  All students who are pursuing an ESL and a BE license must receive at least a score of "low-advanced" on both the written and oral portions of the test.  You can read more about this test by visiting: http://www.languagetesting.com.  This requirement pertains to those students pursuing both the ESL and BE licenses at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels
  5.   Portfolio.  All post-baccalaureate and graduate students pursuing an ESL and BE licenses must complete a Portfolio at the end of their program.  Please see the Planning Forms for Licensure link for more information. This requirement pertains to all ESL and ESL/BE licensure students at the post-baccalaureate and graduate levels.   

Current Planning Forms and information on the Portfolio can be found under the Planning Forms for Licensure link.  

Should you have questions after reviewing this information, please contact the appropriate program coordinator:  

ESL:  Melanie Schneider, schneidm@uww.edu

BE:  Julie Minikel-Lacocque, minikelj@uww.edu

World Languages: John Zbikowski, zbikowsk@uww.edu