English as a Second Language (ESL)

A teacher with a group of students.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental Endorsement will prepare an individual to be certified in the State of Nebraska to teach English as a Second Language in the grade levels for which they are prepared. This ESL Endorsement is limited to an individual who holds, or earns concurrently, a subject or field endorsement. Upon successful completion of the ESL Endorsement within these parameters, the teacher candidate is eligible for certification to teach English as a Second Language in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

What makes the program unique?

◆ All Teacher Education programs at Peru State College are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
◆ The ESL supplemental endorsement is limited to individuals who hold or earn concurrently a subject/field endorsement.
◆ Practicum and student teaching experiences ensure learning opportunities that cannot be matched in the college classroom.
◆ Teacher candidates receive training on standards and assessment throughout the Teacher Education  program.
◆ School/Student partnerships create authentic experiences engaging with students above and beyond the college classroom.

What sets faculty apart from other colleges?

◆ Faculty members are experienced practitioners in their field of education.
◆ The professors and Dean work closely with students to provide personal and individual advising guidance throughout their college career, later serving as a career reference.
◆ Faculty are readily available for assistance regarding class content and projects.


◆ Curriculum level of the College Library houses an entire level full of resources for education majors.
◆ Education Methods classrooms are filled with hands-on materials and state-of-the-art technology.
◆ Resource room contains various materials, equipment, and tools for class projects.