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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Endorsement

Graduate Certificate

Persons who have certification to teach in the elementary, middle, or secondary grades can add on to that certification an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language by completing the coursework and the ESL Praxis test with a minimum score of 157. An overall GPA of 3.0 and grade of “B” or better must be earned in the required core classes.

Program Information


Students can complete the 16-hour TESOL endorsement or opt to include the TESOL endorsement as a concentration in the MAE program.

To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Endorsement in TESL, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

For more information about the program, fill out the form below.


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 Last Modified 4/14/23