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ESL Supplemental TExES (154) Training Program

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To register with a PO, click here to download the ESL Registration Form Spring 2022.

Program Overview:

This course  was developed beginning in the summer of 2021 by Dr. Steve Przymus and it continually updated to meet teacher needs. It is designed to prepare elementary, middle school, and secondary school educators, working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, to take the TExES 154 for ESL certification, as well as develop the core set of competencies for teaching English language learners. Educators will leave prepared to implement multiple strategies to ensure student success in addition to the knowledge needed to pass the TExES 154.

This course emphasizes the application of theory into effective teaching practice by focusing on English as a Second Language (ESL) methodologies, approaches, and techniques for second language learners as outlined by Texas State Board of Education Text Framework for ESL supplemental certification (EC-12) #154. Domain I: Language Concepts and Language Acquisition; Domain 2: ESL Instruction Assessment; Domain 3: Foundations of ESL education, Cultural Awareness, and Family and Community Involvement.

The course will occur over a period of 4 weeks with 8 live interactive Zoom Video Conferencing sessions, totaling 12 hours, as well as 12 hours of asynchronous activities. Participants must attend all sessions and complete asynchronous activities to receive the full credit of 24 hours of continuing professional education. Please note, partial credit will not be awarded.

Schedule of Classes and Activities for Spring 2022:

Day 1: Monday, February 28 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities, TExES 154 pre-test)

    • Between Day 1 & Day 2 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 2: Wednesday, March 2 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 2 & Day 3 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 3: Monday, March 7 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 3 & Day 4 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 4: Wednesday, March 9 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 4 & Day 5 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 5: Monday, March 14 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 5 & Day 6 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 6: Wednesday, March 16 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 6 & Day 7 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 7: Monday, March 21 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities)

    • Between Day 7 & Day 8 (asynchronous work: 1 reading, 1 practice quiz)

Day 8: Wednesday, March 23 (5-6:30pm-synchronous lecture, discussion, activities, final TExES 154 post test)

Course Instructor: Omar Serna

Course Creator: Dr. Steve Przymus

ESL Course Tuition Rate:

$500 early bird tuition UNTIL February 25, 2022

$550 standard tuition BEGINNING February 28, 2022

This course offering is a combined partnership of TCU’s College of Education and TCU’s Office of Extended Education.