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) 

All students seeking a teaching license must meet and maintain the requirements to be admitted into professional education. See the 5-12 or K-12 Teaching Programs section in the catalog for admission requirements for professional education and for a list of required professional education courses.

Students pursuing the TESOL 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) and pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations for ESL to be licensed to teach K-12 ESL in Minnesota.


Non-Licensure Track (16 Credits):
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)


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