ESL Endorsement

Endorsement in English as a Second Language

In keeping with Kentucky Department of Education guidelines, a student who holds or is earning a certificate to teach at the elementary, middle school or secondary level may seek a K-12 certificate endorsement in English as a Second Language by completing the following 12 semester hours of coursework:

ENG 618 Introduction to Linguistic Science
ENG/TSL 634 Language and Culture
TSL 600 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL/EFL
TSL 609 Foundations of Second Language Acquisition


Other Degree Requirements

An oral examination is required. English as a Second Language certificate endorsement seekers are required in Kentucky to take the Teaching English as a Second Language Praxis exam upon completion of the above courses. 



Dr. Latricia Trites

7C-7 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341








The listed requirements provide an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the MSU Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.