Utah ESL Endorsement
A Utah ESL endorsement qualifies a certified teacher to provide English language development and sheltered instruction to ELLs at any proficiency level. To assist teachers in obtaining the Utah ESL endorsement, WCSD collaborates with the Utah State Office of Education and Utah Valley University to provide the ESL Endorsement cohort. Through completion of the cohort, participants may earn the Utah ESL endorsement. The cohort curriculum provides a strong literacy foundation and leads to high levels of ESL teaching proficiency. This curriculum also facilitates the use of effective instructional practices and assessment strategies. Teachers with ESL endorsements from other states are encouraged to follow the Utah State Office of Education procedures to receive the Utah ESL endorsement. The WCSD offers the following courses as part of the English as a Second Language endorsement and pays for these courses with Title III funds. The course descriptions follow.