Empower Your School's English Language Learners. Become an ENL Hernandez Fellow.
Thank you for your interest in applying to become a Megan and Enrique Hernandez, Jr., Fellow. The program dates for the next cohort of ENL Hernandez Fellows are below:
- Applications for 2020-21 will open on October 1, 2019
- Application deadline: March 31, 2020
- Acceptance notification: April 2020
- Commitment date: May 2020
Are you qualified to become an English as a New Language Hernandez Fellow?
- Applicants must be present at the University of Notre Dame for the two-week summer session in July 2020.
- Applicants must participate in two online classes in both the fall and spring semesters after their two-week summer experience at the University of Notre Dame.
- Applicants must be teaching in or supporting a Catholic School.
- Applicants must have permission from their administration to participate in the ENL program, as their classroom will be affected by the practicum experience.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. In order to add an ENL/ESL endorsement to a teaching license, a teacher must hold a current teaching license from any state.
- To learn more about ENL, see the ENL Program Overview.
What do you need to apply to ENL?
- Part 1: Background Information
- Part 2: Demographics
- Part 3: Academic History
- Part 4: Teaching Information
- Part 5: School Information
- Part 6: Short Answer Questions (500 words or less)
- Part 7: Commitment Acknowledgment
- Part 8: Principal Recommendation Information
- Official College/University Transcripts
- Principal Recommendation Form (completed by a school administrator)
- Tuition Assistance Form (optional)
How do I apply?
The ENL application consists of four parts:
- The online ENL application - See ENL Application Guide for details.
Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions - Please order your official transcripts in advance, as university registrars often need time to process requests. Have transcripts sent to:
University of Notre Dame
Jennifer Dees / ENL Program
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
- The online Principal Recommendation Form.
- The online Tuition Assistance Form (for those requesting ENL scholarships) - See the Tuition Assistance Guide for details.