Deadlines

ESL Add-On Licensure
Fall 2014
cohort is full.

Accepting applications for
fall 2015 cohort

ESL Professional Development
Offered monthly

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ELMS Project

ELMS Agreement for Participation

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How to Apply for In-Service Professional Development

The ELMS Project is funded through a five-year grant provided by the Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).The project began in September 2011 and will run through August 2016. To receive tuition reimbursement for ELMS-sponsored programs, all courses must be completed by June 2016.

Add-On Licensure and ESL Topics Course

Both the Add-On Licensure and ESL Topics for Non-ESL Teachers course require admission to the UNCW Graduate School. See Deadlines on the right for the application deadlines.

  1. Complete the online application to indicate the track in which you are interested. Once we receive your application, we will contact you about the next steps.
  2. We will ask you to sign the ELMS Agreement and send to the ELMS Project. You may enroll in either track without signing an agreement; however, you will not be eligible for tuition reimbursement without a signed agreement.
    • Send signed agreements
      • By fax: 910-962-3609, or
      • By email: elms@uncw.edu
  3. Apply to the UNCW Graduate School. See Admissions and Deadlines for details.
    • Education Statement of Interest Essay and transcripts are required for both the ESL Add-On Licensure program and the ESL Topics for Non-ESL Teachers (EDN 507) course.
  4. Note the program change for EDN 507: Beginning Spring 2014 transcripts will be required for students applying to the Graduate School to enroll in ESL Topics for Non-ESL Teachers (EDN 507).
  5. Once you are accepted into the program, you will enroll in courses.

Tuition Reimbursement

The ELMS Grant reimburses the following expenses for participants enrolled in the Add-On Licensure program or EDN 507 (ESL Topics for Non-ESL Teachers) sponsored by the ELMS Project:

  • In-state tuition and fees. All courses in these two tracks are online, so you will take extension courses. (See Student Accounts for tuition rates)
  • Materials stipend of $150 per course (amount dependent on availability of funds)
  • Graduate School application fee associated with applying to the ESL Add-On Licensure program

Reimbursement Process

  1. Participants pay for the courses up front by the payment deadline. See Student Accounts for rates and payment deadlines.
  2. The ELMS Project will reimburse tuition and fees after the drop/add deadline of the semester. We fill out the required forms and submit to Financial Aid. Reimbursements can take two to three weeks to process.
  3. Reimbursements are credited to student accounts. Refer to Student Refunds for additional information about receiving refunds.

10-Hour ESL Professional Development Course

The ELMS Project covers the cost of the ESL Professional Development course up front. All you need to do is complete the online application to indicate the session in which you are interested.

Courses are offered each month starting on the first Monday of the month and ending on the last day of the month.

  1. Complete the online application to indicate the track in which you are interested. Once we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation.
  2. Next, we will ask you to sign the ELMS Agreement and send to the ELMS Project. The agreement allows us to cover the cost of the ESL Professional Development course in exchange for your participation in this multi-year project. You can return the agreement?
    • By fax: 910-962-3609
    • By email: elms@uncw.edu
  3. You will receive login instructions on the first day of the course.


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