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Scholarships for ENL or Bilingual Endorsement – Rural Endorsement and Development Opportunities Project (REDO)

Apply by April 1, 2019 to be considered for scholarships! 

All Tuition Fees, ESOL Licensure Exam Covered!

  • The English as a New Language (ENL) and Bilingual Endorsement Ecampus Programs in the Literacy, Language and Culture Department focus on helping licensed teachers (K-12) to effectively work with students who are learning English as another language.

    The Ecampus programs prepare licensed teachers to meet the Idaho State Department of Education requirements for an add-on endorsement to your teaching certification. The online program can also be combined with a master’s degree program.

    Program Goals

    • Help teacher-leaders become well-grounded in teaching strategies, theory, and research related to teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse settings
    • Challenge teachers to think, create, reflect and examine their own work, and collaborate with colleagues in pursuit of pedagogical practices that empower diverse children in schools


    four students at graduation


  • The next cohort begins July 2019 and ends July 2020. The application deadline is April 1st, 2019. — Who can apply? Elementary, middle and high school teachers. Because of the requirements associated with the grant evaluation, preference will be given to applicants with self-contained classrooms.

    *Ecampus tuition and fees are charged in addition to your tuition, and it is based on the fixed, per-credit rate stated above.

    TuitionDistance Education FeeTotal
    Example of a 3-credit course: $1125$90$1215

    What are the services associated with the distance education fee? This fee covers items necessary to the delivery of distance courses such as: the development and production of online and video courses delivered via the Internet, learning management system technology licensing fee, financial and registration services and online/telephone student services. Boise State eCampus

    Scholarships — All tuition fees, ESOL licensure exam covered!

    Tuition Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), application fees and tuition are fully covered for selected participants. In addition, the grant pays for the ESOL licensure exam.

    Link to Graduate Admission Application (domestic students only).

  •  The program’s curriculum is structured around four core learning outcomes:

    1) critical questioner, 2) scholar, 3) educator, and 4) social justice collaborator

    To complete the endorsement, candidates must (1) complete all course work with a B average or higher and (2) pass the ESOL teacher licensure exam.
    After completing these requirements, you will be eligible for adding the endorsement to your Idaho teaching license

    The required course work for endorsement candidates is: ENL (20 credits) Bilingual (26 credits)

    ED-LLC 503 Applied Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual Education/ENL and Multiculturalism3
    ED-LLC 505 Applied Linguistics: From Theory to Practice3
    ED-LLC 502 Methods of Teaching English as a New Language3
    ED-LLC 531 Advanced Assessment of Learners in the Bilingual/ENL Classroom3
    ED-LLC 510/509 Field experience in the ENL/Bilingual Classroom1-2
    ED-LLC 501 Culturally Diverse Learners3
    Modern Language ENL (if not already fulfilled)4
    Modern Language Bilingual (if not already fulfilled)9
    Total credits with language requirement:  ENL (20 credits) / Bilingual (26 credits)20/26
    Courses are typically offered during the following terms, but check Schedule of Classes: Summer term: ED-LLC 503, Fall term: Ed-LLC 505, ED-LLC 501, Spring term: ED-LLC 502, ED-LLC 531, ED-LLC 510, Every term: Modern Language. View an updated Schedule of Classes.

    LICENSURE EXAM: Students seeking the endorsements in ENL and Bilingual must also pass the ESOL Praxis (5362). Learn more about ETS Praxis.

    To earn the Bilingual endorsement, the student must have an advanced level score on ACTFL and three upper division Spanish language courses (9 credit hours), one in writing and one in literature.

  • For questions contact:



    Diane Boothe, Professor,, 208-426-2382 – Coordinator for the Rural Endorsement Development Opportunity (REDO) project funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition.


    Claudia Peralta, Bilingual Education, studio portrait, ca








    Claudia Peralta, Professor,, 208-426-5040 – Principal Investigator for the Rural Endorsement Development Opportunity (REDO) project funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition.


  • Download the program Brochure (PDF)