ESL Endorsement Program

Concordia’s fully online ESL program is designed for current Michigan teachers looking to add an ESL endorsement to their teaching certificate. Customize our program to meet your career goals with our multiple program paths, Uncommon Scholarships, accelerated courses, and convenient payments plans.

Our Program Paths:
  • ESL Endorsement Only
  • Master’s & ESL Endorsement

No matter which path you choose you will graduate a master in second language methodology, equipped with relevant research-based teaching strategies, ready to teach English as a Second Language in grades K-12.

Do you not yet have a certification to teach? Check out our Michigan Teaching Certificate Options.

Pick your ESL Endorsement Path

Our 21-credit English as a Second Language (NS) Endorsement program is for K-12 educators interested in obtaining the Michigan Endorsement-only in the area of English as a Second Language.

Combine your ESL Endorsement with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. The master's program is a 30-credit program for certified K-12 educators seeking a master's degree in addition to the Endorsement in ESL. Eligible students may qualify for financial aid.

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ESL Program features

As a student in this program, you’ll learn relevant teaching strategies to implement in your classroom, while building a portfolio to demonstrate growth and competency in teaching standards. You’ll also spend time in actual classroom settings, gaining relevant field experience, while learning how to effectively lead instruction in academic English comprehension and understanding.

  • MDE-Approved provider
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Uncommon scholarships (for those applicable)
  • Convenient payment plans
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • 100% online, 8-week courses
Cost per credit

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Funding Your Graduate Education

Paying for school doesn't have to be scary. Uncommon Scholarships, payment plans, and Financial Aid are available for qualifying students.

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Frequently asked questions

We’re excited to offer Uncommon Scholarships exclusively for adult and post-traditional learners.
Ranging from $150-$500 per three-credit course, these scholarships are available to:

  • Employees of our corporate and academic partners
  • Concordia alumni
  • Current students of Concordia University-Portland
  • Transfer students from Holy Family College
  • Veterans and their dependents
  • Employees of qualifying Christian schools and churches

If you're interested in seeing if you qualify for this scholarship, fill out the form to connect with our Inquiry Management Team.

ESL courses are offered 100% online.

Yes! Concordia University’s ESL Endorsement and Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction are perfect for the working teacher. You’ll learn from top practitioners and leaders in the field, and you’ll be able to apply what you’re learning to your day-to-day work. This program is extremely flexible. You can start it at any time, and our courses are only eight weeks long and online.