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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4283
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Program Requirements for the English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement

Applicants for an English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement must hold a current valid professional license, a master's degree, and complete the below 5 graduate courses (15 credit hours), with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in graduate coursework. 

Master's Degree Core Courses

  • AEP 803 Educational Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 867 Instructional Design & Assessment (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 800 Introduction To the Utilization of Technology in the Classroom (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 858 Data Analysis and Assessment (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 855 Educational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • READ 884 Literacy Development (3 Credit Hours)

Endorsement Courses for ESOL

  • ESOL 882 ESOL Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ESOL 883 ESOL Assessment and Appraisal (3 Credit Hours )
  • ESOL 884 ESOL Methods and Materials (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 880 Cultural Diversity (3 Credit Hours )
  • ESOL 885 ESOL Practicum (3 Credit Hours )

TOTAL: 33 Credit Hours

To determine when these courses are available, visit the ESOL Course Rotation web page.

For additional information about the English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement, please visit, or contact Mrs. Amanda Frank at

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