English is the language of business, diplomacy and science in many parts of the world, and there is a need for those prepared to teach it to speakers of other languages. Completion of this minor will empower future ESL teachers to understand the communication challenges of second-language learners and equip them with best practices and experience in teaching this population. Students completing this minor are encouraged to choose General Studies classes such as HIST 2211, HIST 2212 and HIST 2213 and ENGL 2220 and ENGL 2221 to bring them a wider knowledge of world culture along with their linguistic studies and minor electives. While this minor does not yet carry certification for teaching English as a Second Language in the public schools, this credential will make elementary and secondary teaching candidates more attractive to school districts with large non-English speaking populations.
Minor Courses (21 Credit Hours)
Language Requirement (6 Credit Hours)
Students must take 6 credits of a world language other than English at the 2200 level or above.