The English as a Second Language minor allows students to deepen their knowledge of teaching English Language Learners. Second language fluency is not a requirement. The ESL minor is available for all Education majors and students in other colleges who are interested in obtaining the knowledge and skills for working with and understanding people who speak English as a second (or third) language.

English as a Second Language Minor

Required courses - Choose one course from each of the following three groups:
Group 13
Cross-Cultural Communication in the United States
Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues
Group 23
Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Group 33
Language and Culture
Exploring the English Language
Anatomy of English
Elective courses - Choose three courses from the following (EDUC 4931 required for licensure):9
Language and Culture
Communication and Urban Families
Cross-Cultural Communication in the United States
Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues
Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Anatomy of English
Exploring the English Language
Spanish Phonetics
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Spanish in the United States
Topics in Education (Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL Learners) 1
Total Credit Hours18

Note: College of Education students seeking to apply for the English as a Second Language license have a student teaching placement that includes working with English Language Learner students.