I just finished my fourth year at CMU, where I've been studying Elementary Education with a major in Language Arts and a minor in ESL. I've known that I wanted to teach since I was in the fourth grade. Specifically, I wanted to work with ESL students, because I became literate in English through such a program. I am determined to make the most out of my time in school and cannot wait to apply what I learn.
I am currently a senior in the elementary education program. I will be graduating with a double major in psychology and language arts, as well as a minor in English as a second language. I am very passionate about volunteering and have a profound commitment to working with children of different ages. I have volunteered for three months at a children’s orphanage, La Pouponnière de Dakar, located in Senegal and have also taught English language learners in Rwanda and Burundi. I love traveling as well which allows me to adapt to new situations and learn about new cultures!
Note: To attain a State of Michigan ESL teaching endorsement, candidates must also pass the English as a Second Language (086) Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).
Related programs offered by Central Michigan University
ESL Endorsement for K-12 Teachers For more information contact
Dr. April Burke
Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages