Waldorf University introduces ESL endorsement

Endorsement to help prepare future educators for an instructional license to provide education instruction for K-12 students regarding English as a foreign or second language

Posted: Oct 10, 2018 8:23 PM

FOREST CITY, Iowa - Waldorf University is receiving approval from the Iowa Department of Education for its English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement, and is now offering it as an option for Education students.

The ESL endorsement will help prepare future elementary through secondary educators on teaching English as a second language to students, and is part of several endorsements available within the Bachelor of Science in Education curriculum.

Assistant Professor of Education Kristen Berg notes the nation's changing demographics, which is the primary reason the Education and English departments at university began the process on getting the endorsement last year.

"Diversity is here to stay, and we're excited to welcome it. And we want to adjust our teaching methods to accommodate all of the classrooms that are students are going to be in."

Vice President for Academic Affairs Vincent Beach says he hopes the endorsement will attract more students to campus, and will add to the growth the university is experiencing, while also staying true to its mission of servant leadership.

"Helping our students become leaders of the future as well as helping those who are already leading to get more up to date and current endorsements and training and learning opportunities."

He also notes the university is wanting to make it convenient for those who to pursue.

"As we look at offering one night a week type of opportunities in the evenings, they'll be able to work it in their work schedules. Help think about Waldorf University supporting their communities and their interests, and helping serve more people."

And this is only just the beginning, as the university plans to spread the word.

"Whether it's by newspaper or flyers or attending conferences, or just letting people know in the different school districts in this region, get the administrators aware of this as well, so that'll be an effort that's just now starting."

The endorsement available immediately to current and future students.

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