Endorsement Prep Program ELL/ESL Course of Study
WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the assessments (courses) listed below in order to graduate. These assessments are required. Each assessment has a course of study, which contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use while completing said assessment. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through this process.
For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its assessments as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.
|Course||Course of Study/Assessments||Competency Units|
|LPA1||Language Production, Theory and Acquisition||4|
|SLO1||Theories of Second Language Learning Acquisition and Grammar||3|
|NNA1||Planning, Implementing, Managing Instruction||4|
|FEA1||Field Experience for ELL||3|
|ASA1||Assessment Theory and Practice||3|
|NMA1||The Professional Role of the ELL Teacher||2|
|ELO1||Subject Specific Pedagogy: ELL||3|