Waiving Clinical hours for Bilingual/ESL
Students who are currently teaching full-time in the area for which they are seeking endorsement (bilingual and/or ESL)and have been doing so for at least 3 months may request to have up to the full 100 clinical hours waived.
Students who are not currently teaching full-time in the area for which they are seeking endorsement but have done so for at least 3 months within the last five years may request to have up to 50 clinical hours waived.
In order to have any number of hours waived, students must submit 2 letters to the faculty advisor responsible for Bilingual/ESL courses:
- The first letter must be a letter from the principal of the school at which the student is teaching or previously taught in a Bilingual/ESL setting. This letter must confirm that the student is or was a full-time Bilingual/ESL teacher of record and has/had at least 3 months of successful full-time experience in this setting. The letter should also describe the classes that are/were taught.
- The second letter must be written by the student. It should detail the position they have/had, the courses they teach/taught, and their responsibilities as a teacher in that position.
All letters should be submitted through your Taskstream account.