Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Minor

The minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares undergraduate students to teach English learners in a variety of U.S. and international contexts, including K-12 and higher education.

Licensure-Preparation Track (24 Credits):
ENG 385 - Culture and Language in Educational Contexts (4)
ENG 482 - Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners (4)
ENG 484 - Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners (4)
ENG 486 - Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning (4)
ENG 487 - Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners (4)
ENG 489 - Policies, Programs, and Assessment for K-12 English Learners (4) 

Students pursuing the licensure preparation track must meet a language requirement (i.e., one year of college level or two years of high school foreign language study or an equivalent experience). Additionally, they must satisfactorily complete a professional education preparation program approved by the Board of Teaching, including student teaching, and pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations for ESL to be licensed to teach K-12 ESL in the state. Please consult with the College of Education Advising Office for information about program admission, K-12 licensure, and the TEACH Grant. 

Non-Licensure Track (16 Credits):
ENG 385 - Culture and Language in Educational Contexts (4)
ENG 482 - Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners (4)
ENG 484 - Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners (4)
ENG 486 - Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning (4)
ENG 487 - Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners (4)
ENG 489 - Policies, Programs, and Assessment for K-12 English Learners (4)

More Information:
For more information about the TESOL Minor, please contact Paolo Infante, ESL Licensure Advisor.