Why Study the ESL/ENL License Program?

The ESL/ENL License Program is a partnership between IU Southeast and IU Bloomington offering teachers continuous improvement of knowledge base, teaching strategies, and cultural competency to respond to the needs of English Language Learners.

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ESL/ENL License

The 'English as a Second Language/English as a New Language' (ESL/ENL) Program at IU Southeast in partnership with IU Bloomington is offered to interested candidates for a license addition, requiring an initial teaching license. The program combines four online courses offered by IU Bloomington and four onsite courses offered by IU Southeast. The ESL/ENL program currently consists of eight (8) courses for twenty four (24) credit hours.

Some coursework may be applicable to the master´s degree at IU Southeast; candidates interested in pursuing the master´s should verify this with the IU Southeast graduate licensing advisor and program coordinator. Nine hours may be used toward the Master's if application to the Master's Degree Program occurs after admission to the ESL/ENL license program. Candidates may choose to also explore +30 options with their districts and schools.

IU Southeast´s graduate licensing advisor will initiate the licensing procedures and will provide assistance to candidates as well as inter-institutional coordination; IU Bloomington's licensing office will finalize license recommendations at program completion. Course substitutions are approved by the IU Bloomington licensing office; advising takes place at IU Southeast.

Master's in Elementary or Secondary Education with ESL/ENL Concentration

Starting in 2012, a new option has been made available, a Master's in Elementary or Secondary Education with concentration in ESL/ENL. Additional information will be handed out at the information and advising sessions. Check here for advising session dates.

ATTENTION PLEASE:

  • Candidates getting ready to finalize the program and needing the clinical placements MUST CONTACT DR. MAGDALENA HERDOIZA-ESTEVEZ FOR THEIR CLINICAL PLACEMENT: PRE-REQUISTES, REGISTRATION IN M501 AND PLACEMENTS.
  • Ms. Jane Riehl has retired and Dr. Robin Fankhauser, Director of Graduate Studies, will be conducting general advising sessions and licensing-related advising meetings. Check here for advising session dates.
  • All candidates pursing the Master's with concentration in ENL/ESL, or a stand-alone ENL/ESL license must meet with Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, mherdoiz@ius.edu, in order to fully understand the requirements and the process, and to plan the tentative calendar for their course.
  • Presently, tuition for online courses is considered "in-state" for all participants. Per Reciprocity Agreement between Indiana and Kentucky, candidates from the Kentucky counties of Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, and Trimble are eligible for "in-state" tuition rates at IU Southeast.
  • Certification: Indiana (Rule 46-47: K-12; Indiana (Rules 2002): same School Setting(s) as initial license; Kentucky: same as Grade Levels as initial license
  • Clinical experience may take place locally or through a study abroad option in Ecuador.

    For candidates admitted after 7/15/2011, a two-year gap in coursework will require a new application for re-admission into any graduate program, and a mandatory meeting with a program advisor. The re-admitted candidate must then comply with any new program requirements, if any.

License Admission Requirements

The ESL/ENL License Program features a rolling application process.

  1. Attend a mandatory program advising session. 
  2. Complete online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Record Specialist.

    Mary Ann Wild
    Record Specialist
    Phone: (812) 941-2388

  3. On the Uploads Tab, upload a brief statement as to your professional motivations for pursuing this license. Also, state 3 goals of pursuing your license in ESL/ENL at the bottom of this statement/document and address the SOE dispositions in the statement.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A 2.5 GPA for all undergraduate coursework, 3.0 GPA for all graduate coursework must be reflected on all transcripts.
  5. Also on the Uploads Tab, upload a copy of current teaching license or state of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.

    Please send all completed materials to:
    IU Southeast School of Education
    Mary Ann Wild, Record Specialist
    Hillside Hall 108A
    4201 Grant Line Road
    New Albany, IN 47150

Master's Admission Process

The Master's in Elementary or Secondary Education with concentration in ESL/ENL will follow the graduate Master's in Elementary or Secondary Education admissions process. 

Completed applications to the MS Program are reviewed on the following dates: October 1, March 1, June 1, and August 1.

  1. Attend a mandatory program advising session.
  2. Complete online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, contact our Record Specialist.

    Mary Ann Wild
    Record Specialist
    Phone: (812) 941-2388

  3. On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A 2.5 GPA for all undergraduate course work, 3.0 GPA for all graduate course work.
  5. Also on the Uploads Tab, upload a copy of current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)

ESL/ENL License Course Requirements

Candidates getting ready to finalize the program and needing the clinical placements MUST CONTACT DR. MAGDALENA HERDOIZA-ESTEVEZ FOR THEIR CLINICAL PLACEMENT: PRE-REQUISTES, REGISTRATION IN M501 AND PLACEMENTS.

ATTENTION CANDIDATES:

  • Kentucky now requiries an Indiana license before applying for a Kentucky license

  • Suicide Prevention training is now required for an Indiana license (effective July 2013) as well as CPR.

                     Options for meeting the Suicide Prevention requirement:

All candidates pursing the Master's with concentration in ESL/ENL or a stand-alone ESL/ENL license must meet with Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, mherdoiz@ius.edu, in order to fully understand the requirement and the process, and to plan the tentative calendar for their courses.

This program was conceived as a means to develop a network among higher education, school districts, local schools, and educators with the goal of increasing the success of English Language Learners (ELLs). Its major strategy is capacity building for the development of best practices in the area of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a New Language (ENL).

View an NCB video about our New Neighbors program.

  

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Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez
Professor
New Neighbors Project Director
mherdoiz@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2302
Office Location: HB 103
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