Courses that will enable licensed teachers to earn endorsements in ESL/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and special education will be offered through Tusculum College’s 2014 Summer Institute.
The Summer Institute courses will be offered at Tusculum’s sites in Greeneville, Kingsport, Knoxville and Morristown.
The ESL/TESOL endorsement includes 20 semester hours of courses with all but one course and practicum offered during the summer. Courses will be offered during three sessions during the Summer Institute. Session A courses will be May 13 through 29 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Courses in Session B will be June 9 through July 3 with courses Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Courses will also be offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during Session C, July 7 through 31.
Applications for Sessions A and B are due by April 18. Applications for Session C need to be submitted by June 20.
The Special Education Modified and Comprehensive endorsement includes 16 semester hours of courses, and all the courses except one are offered during the summer. The courses will be offered during three sessions. The first, Session A, will be May 13 through June 5 with classes meeting on Tuesday and Thursday or Monday and Wednesday evenings. Session B will be June 9 through July 3 with classes meeting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Session C classes will meet July 7 through 31 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
The application deadline for Sessions A and B is April 18. The deadline for Session C applications is June 20.
Students who complete either of the endorsements may earn a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction by completing five additional courses offered one night a week during the school year.
For more information about the endorsement courses, please contact Jane Allen at 800-729-0256 for courses offered in Greeneville or Kingsport, Stephanie Langley or Drew Story at 865-693-1177 for courses offered in Knoxville and Kathy Joy at 423-581-5002 ext. 5903 for courses offered in Morristown.