May 27, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

License in English as a New Language

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Program: License in English as a New Language
Department of English and Linguistics

Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841 ~

The Department of English and Linguistics, in conjunction with the School of Education (SOE), offers an add-on license in teaching English as a New Language (ENL) to licensed teachers, candidates who are already licensed in specific content area(s) at specific grade levels, or prospective teachers who are in the process of obtaining such a license.

Our program features a structured and balanced curriculum, providing education graduates with solid theoretical foundation for second language teaching and learning as well as sound pedagogical training in developing approaches, skills and techniques to teach or work with English language learners in P-12 school settings. The curriculum prepares students as credentialed, knowledgeable professionals in teaching English as a new language.

License Requirements

The ENL license will require satisfactory completion of eighteen credit hours of course work in the areas of ENL pedagogy and materials preparation, second language acquisition theories, sociolinguistics and cultural issues, English grammar, and practical classroom experiences.

Courses Required for the Undergraduate License in ENL

(LING L103 or equivalent is a prerequisite for all TENL courses, 300-level or higher.)

Program Restrictions

Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better (of 4.0) in the program. No course with a grade below 2.0 will count toward the ENL License. Satisfactory completion of LING L103 or equivalent is a prerequisite for all courses at the 300-level and higher.

Admission Requirements

All students will be required to meet regular IPFW admission standards as presented in the IPFW Bulletin.  In addition, students must meet the School of Education’s requirements for admission to the teacher education program and meet the following criteria:

  • Successful passage of PPST
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of LING L103

As of Fall, 2009, up to and no more than nine credit hours of required courses taken prior to formal admission to the TENL Program will be accepted as applying to completion of the License in ENL.

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