Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Major

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in teaching English to speakers of other languages is 53 credits, which leads to ESL licensure in Minnesota:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Courses
EDUC 212American Education in a Diverse World4
EDUC 221Teaching in the Middle School2
EDUC 322Children's Literature2
EDUC 352Technology, Instruction & Ecology of the Secondary Classroom4
EDUC 420Knowledge, Literacy and Inquiry2
EDUC 425Education of the Exceptional Child2
EDUC 488Assessment and Reflection on Student Teaching Practice1
EDUC 491Student Teaching: K-12 Education12
ENG 315English Language, Historical and Analytical4
PSYC 212Educational Psychology4
PSYC 420Cross-Cultural Psychology4
or COM 316 Intercultural Communication
TSOL 320Applied Linguistics and Social Linguistics2
TSOL 364Second Language Acquisition2
TSOL 365Teaching ESL I4
TSOL 366Teaching ESL II4
Total Hours53

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.