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.

View an interview with Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez about the ESL/ENL program.  English Teaching and Cultural Learning

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.


  • 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,, in order to fully understand the requirements and the process, and to plan the tentative calendar for their course.