Welcome to ESL/Bilingual Education!

Learning in the classroom

We are happy that you have chosen Edgewood College to pursue the ESL/bilingual licensing sequence. Our program leads to a State of Wisconsin ‘add on’ ESL and/or Bilingual license, which must be attached to either a MC-EA license or an EA-A license in Math, Science, English, or Social Studies. An ESL license can also be attached to a Foreign Language license.

Our courses are taught by professional scholars and practitioners in the field who are committed to working towards an equitable education for all students. The program is designed to provide a deep understanding of bilingual education and language acquisition emphasizing the role that culture and identity play in the development of the whole child. We are a community of learners who are dedicated to seeking intellectual, creative, and pragmatic ways of working with English language learners in our schools and community.

Edgewood College offers a variety of professional development and networking opportunities through the School of Education. Please refer to this manual and the program website for additional trainings and opportunities that will allow you to further your development and make valuable connections with colleagues in the field. We hope you will take full advantage of all the opportunities Edgewood College has to offer and we look forward to working with you.