English as a Second Language

This endorsement preparation program empowers certified teachers across New Jersey to play a pivotal role in connecting people of different backgrounds. In this program, you’ll learn major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture to construct supportive learning environments. You will develop an intimate understanding of and respect for how second language learning takes place.

You’ll also discover how to teach in the unique educational setting of an ESL classroom. Felician emphasizes the importance of respecting the dignity of each student in the classroom, regardless of background, and celebrating achievements together to encourage communal support and unity.

Our career-focused coursework is inherently designed to enhance your marketability by preparing you with the skills, knowledge, and compassionate understanding needed to form learning environments conducive to the learning needs of ESL students.

By preparing for this endorsement at Felician, you will be ensuring that you play a pivotal role in integrating values of community respect, and dignity into the classroom to create a new educational model that is inclusive, cultured, and informed. This 21st century model is exactly what Felician strives to mirror to help transition the world of education into a socially aware future.