About

Already a certified teacher? This program offers you the opportunity to add additional language-teaching licenses (ESL, Bilingual, World Language) to your teacher certification.

Why ECA Second Language?

  • Flexible and accessible schedule of classes that include evening courses, online courses, and summer courses.
  • Rigorous preparation for future employment with relevant field experience.
  • Several options for majors, minors, and add-on credentials.
  • Promotes multilingualism by exploring issues of learning and teaching in more than one language.
  • Highlights the cultural, sociological, linguistic, and psychological diversity in U.S. educational institutions.

The Second Language program is available for students who plan to:

  • Teach English to non-native speakers (English as a Second Language (ESL)).
  • Teach in a classroom where two languages (English and another language) are used for instruction (Bilingual).
  • Teach a world language.

How to Apply

Undergraduate Program

Follow the steps listed in the Early Childhood – Adolescence: Second Language Education Undergraduate Program Application (PDF). Applications must be received by April 30th for Summer admission, July 15th for Fall admission and December 15th for Spring admission. Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program and admission criteria.

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Follow the steps listed in the Early Childhood – Adolescence: Second Language Education Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF). Applications must be received by April 30th for Summer admission, July 15th for Fall admission and December 15th for Spring admission. Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program and admission criteria.

Graduate Program

Please contact Dr. Tatiana Joseph, Program Chair and Assistant Professor for more information. This is a focus area in the Curriculum and Instruction MS Degree program. See C&I Master’s degree program. Applications must be received by December 15.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate admissions.

Maggie Kaczmarek
kaczmarm@uwm.edu

For more information or questions about the program, contact a Second Language Education program academic advisor.

Office of Student Services Advising
(414) 229-4721
soeinfo@uwm.edu

Academic Advising
(Last names A – L) – Kristin Roosevelt
(Last names M – Z) – Nikki Claas

Dr. Tatiana Joseph
Early Childhood – Adolescence: Second Language Education Program Director
josepht@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Contact a Second Language Education program academic advisor to discuss program requirements more in-depth.

Office of Student Services Advising
(414) 229-4721
soeinfo@uwm.edu

Academic Advising
(Last names A – L) – Kristin Roosevelt
(Last names M – Z) – Nikki Claas

Undergraduate Program

Requirements

Early Adolescence-Adolescence: Second Language Education Academic Catalog Requirements

Early Adolescence-Adolescence: World Language Academic Catalog Requirements

Academic Catalog Requirements Sheet

  • Visit the Academic Catalog webpage linked above, then click on the Print Options link in the lower right hand column
  • Click the Download Page (PDF) link
  • Print or save the condensed program requirements document

Admission Criteria & Application

  • English Composition: Achieve a placement level of 4 or higher on the English Placement Test, or complete ENGLISH 102 or an equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of CURRINS 300: Introduction to Teaching with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of COMMUN 103 with a C or better
  • A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA in all UWM and transfer courses at the time of admission application.
  • A minimum of 48 credits (UWM and transfer credits) at the time of admission application.
  • Applications must be received by December 15.

Undergraduate Program Application (PDF)

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Admission Criteria & Application

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all coursework completed for undergraduate credit.
  • For additional information—see academic advisor
  • Applications must be received by December 15.

Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF)

Minor Program

Requirements

Bilingual Minor (Supplemental) Academic Catalog Requirements

Second Language Education Minor Academic Catalog Requirements

World Language Minor Academic Catalog Requirements

Explore the Program Further!

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree can earn their teaching certification by successfully completing our post-baccalaureate teaching certification program. It’s possible that coursework completed as part of your bachelor’s degree could be applied towards our program. Please complete the web form below to find out if any of your previous course work can be used to fulfill certification requirements.

Request for Transcript Evaluation Form (for post-baccalaureate students only)

Graduate Program

Please contact Dr. Tatiana Joseph, Program Chair and Assistant Professor for more information. This is a focus area in the Curriculum and Instruction MS Degree program. See C&I Master’s degree program.

Admission Criteria

Applications must be received by December 15.

Add On License & Extension License

  • Initial Certification

Multiliteracies, Languages, and Cultures Resource Library (MLC)

The MLC Resource Library provides interdisciplinary teaching materials for teacher candidates, practicing teachers, graduate students, and faculty of the School of Education who are MLC related. Those seeking instructional materials for student teachings, field placements, or course assignments, are able to access this library.

For more information, visit the Multiliteracies, Languages, and Cultures Resource Library (MLC) webpage.

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