Ms. Yang’s Class, by Jerry Jordan

Students with a special interest in teaching English language learners should consider this minor, which leads to certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) from kindergarten through grade 12.

The ESL minor was designed to be completed in tandem with the Elementary Education: Kindergarten through Grade 9 certification program; only students completing the K-9 option may declare this minor.

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Kindergarten - Grade 9 named  option of Elementary Education.

Complete the following course work in addition to the degree requirements of Elementary Education. Certification in English as a Second Language, Kindergarten through Grade 12 requires the completion of the Elementary Education degree program. The four requirements listed here will also fulfill the 6 credits of electives required for Elementary Education.

CURRIC 338 Linguistics for Teachers3
CURRIC 311 Language Acquisition and Use In and Out of Schools3
CURRIC 316 ESL/Bilingual Methods3
Complete 3 credits of Elementary Education K-9 program electives, excluding these three required courses. 13
Total Credits12

Not required if completing both ESL and Early Childhood minors.