The English as a Second Language program at CUAA focuses on the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary for addressing the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) students in grades K-12...Instructors with extensive experience in the field of ESL will work closely with candidates to ensure that they have the proficiency to make an immediate impact in the school communities they serve.

  • The English as a Second Language endorsement program is a 21-credit (7 eight-week) program which can be completed in 12 months, for K-12 educators, who are interested in obtaining the Michigan Endorsement in the area of English as a Second Language (NS).
  • The program is offered in a cohort format with classes on campus, in a local school district, or delivered in an online format.
  • Completed courses can be applied toward professional teacher certification in Michigan. Courses are approved as part of a planned program.
  • The Observation, Analysis and Practicum course can be completed in the current teaching assignment if certain requirements are met.


CUAA’s Early Childhood Education program is certified through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Student Organizations

The Early Childhood Society is an active student group you are welcome to explore. We do service projects every year and offer a way to get to know your fellow students outside of class.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Elementary Education
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Lab Science
  • Foreign Language