May 25, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Minor

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The TESOL minor is intended to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English as a second or foreign language, whether overseas or in other educational settings. Those who wish to enter a graduate degree program in TESOL will build a strong foundation in this field. This program does not lead to an endorsement in ESOL at K-12, unless students are already admitted to the undergraduate initial teaching licensure program in the College of Education.

Students should consult with the ESOL program coordinator, Catherine Kim, to plan their course of study. A student enrolling in ESOL and EDUC courses should have at least junior standing and must complete all courses with a grade of C or better.

Minor Requirements

Language and Cultural Competency**

French, Chinese, Spanish, German or Japanese language courses through 201 level 4-12 credits
French, Chinese, Spanish, German or Japanese language proficiency through 201 level
One of the Following:

  • FREN, CHIN, SPAN, GER, JAPN language course (202 or above)

Total: 17-23 Credits

*  ESOL minor advisor in the College of Education. Note: eight credits of upper division credits are required for the minor.

** Those who wish to count a different course toward the language and cultural competency requirement must get an approval from the TESOL minor advisor.

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will:

  • Understand theory and research related to linguistics and second language acquisition

  • Form a knowledge of cultural diversity and the impact of diversity on learning, including historical backgrounds and current legislation related to ESOL and Bilingual education policies

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