Add-On Licensure in English as a Second Language

This program prepares North Carolina teachers with initial licensure to work with English Learners in K–12 public school settings.

  • 9 credit hours
  • Fully online — most coursework is asynchronous (no set class times)
  • On-campus options available
  • Designed for North Carolina K–12 teachers with initial licensure
  • Two additional courses in Dual Language lead to ESL add-on licensure with DL concentration
  • Graduate-level coursework (GRE not required)
  • Field-based learning opportunities
  • EnACTeD tuition support for a set number of in-state, NC licensed teachers
  • ESL add-on licensure with Dual Language concentration also offered online
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Prepare to work with English Learners in K-12 public schools with an initial licensure designed for NC teachers.

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