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The minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages is meant to prepare students to work with K-12 students and adults for whom English is not their native language. This minor fosters a tolerance and appreciation for linguistic and cultural diversity. Students who complete this minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Educations Student Services Center.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare the minor in TESOL and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the course work in the minor. The minor requires 20 credits, consisting of the following:

Course Title Hours
EDUS 301Human Development and Learning3
TEDU 410Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management3
TEDU 413Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models3
TEDU 452Teaching English Language Learners2
TEDU 483Second Language Acquisition: Concepts, Curriculum and Assessment3
TEDU 551Foundations of Bilingual Education3
TEDU 561Literacy Foundations: Sociological/Psychological Perspectives3
Total Hours20