Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Courses

Objectives

This program leads to a state endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary level. The program may be taken as an undergraduate minor.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor Requirements

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the TESOL Endorsement program:

  • 124 total hours
  • 30 upper division hours
  • WCore or Honors College requirements


Completion of the following courses for endorsement.

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement (TESOL) 18  
TESL 320 Diverse Language Learners, Family, and Community (3)    
TESL 321 Foundations of Multilingual Education (3)    
TESL 322 Language Acquisition and Development (3)    
TESL 323 Instructional Methods for Diverse Language Learners (3)   pre or co-requisite: TESL 322
TESL 324 Content Instruction for Diverse Language Learners (3)   TESL 322
TESL 325 Assessment for Diverse Language Learners  (3)   TESL 322
II. Elective Courses 3-4  
All undergraduate students must complete one of the classes listed below. Students may elect to count a May Term Study Experience for this category but must contact the Registrar's Office to be properly credited.    
  • Any world language (4)
   
  • COMM 365 Intercultural and Global Communication (4)
   
  • ENGL 310 Theory and Teaching of Writing (3-4)
  two WCFAH courses and one WE or HON 202
  • EDUC 313 Adult Learning (3)
   
  • EDUC 375 Indigenous Knowledge and Lifeways (4)
  one WE course
  • WCSBS 103 Communicating Across Cultures (4)
   
  • WCSBS 110 Immigration, Education, and Equality (4)
   
  • WCSBS 113 The Nature of Language (4)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TESOL ENDORSEMENT AS AN UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 21-22  

 

Recommended Plan of Study

Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1
TESL 320
TESL 321
TESL 322
TESL 323
Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2
TESL 324
TESL 325