The ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement is embedded in the B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Preservice candidates enrolled in the B.S. program take two courses taught by TESOL faculty (INED 4482 (Applied Linguistics for Teachers of K-5 English Learners) and INED 4483 (Methods and Materials for Teaching ESOL in the K-5 Classroom). Additionally, cultural issues objectives are embedded throughout the program of study. In order to receive the endorsement, candidates must receive a "B" in INED 4482 & INED 4483 AND a score of 3 (meets) or higher on each criterion of the performance based Key Assessments.