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English Learners License

A Program Designed with Full-Time Teachers in Mind

As a teacher, you fill many roles in the lives of your students. With an English Learners (EL) licensure add-on (sometimes referred to as TESOL, ESL, or ENL) from Goshen College, you’ll get the tools you need to support and build success for English language learners from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Professional Development for Teachers of English Learners

The Goshen College English Language Learners licensure program is designed for teachers who want to add an EL endorsement to their teaching license.

This program will explore current research and effective instructional strategies to help English language learners succeed academically and socially. Participants will also have opportunities to work with ESL program students in various settings.

The Best Way to Become an EL Teacher

Through this program, working teachers develop the skills and knowledge they need to effectively teach English language learners. You will also have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice through field experiences.

Gain the skills needed to:

  • Assess second language proficiency levels
  • Understand the impact of culture on English language learning
  • Develop lesson plans that meet the needs of ELs
  • Implement strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language acquisition
  • Advocate for English Learners

Our specially-designed curriculum is taught by Goshen College faculty who are experienced in working with domestic and international students in EL and ESL programs.

Help Your Students Reach Their Fullest Potential

An EL teacher plays a vital role in helping students reach their fullest potential. Active teachers can help their students succeed academically and socially with the skills gained from this program.


Karen Yoder, an English Learner's License graduate, shares her favorite parts of this unique program.

This convenient program is designed with the full-time teacher in mind:


Course of Study

Fall Semester

Educ 425 4 credits Methods of Teaching English Language Learners – T 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Spring Semester

Engl 310 3 credits Intro to Linguistics – T 7:00-9:30 p.m.

May Term

Educ 450 2 credits Professional Capstone – T 7:00-9:30 p.m.

English Learners Faculty

Kathy Meyer Reimer

Professor of Education
Director of Elementary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Associate Professor of Education
Director of Special Education

Edgar Saucedo-Davila

Adjunct Professor of Education

Jennifer Eberly

Adjunct Professor of Education