May 21, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalogue 
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESOL Minor and Certification (K-12)

(History, English, French, Latin, or Spanish Major)

Minor requirements include:

ESOL candidates may major in History, English, Spanish, French, or Latin and minor in ESOL. ESOL candidates will have coursework and clinical experiences which emphasize elementary and secondary education. There are five clinical or field-based experiences embedded in the following courses: A selected required core course with a service learning component to be completed at the ENA (English for New Americans Program); ED 130 - Principles of Teaching and Learning , 30 hours; ED 322 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education , 20 hours; ED 432 - Supervised Student Teaching , 20 hours semester prior to and Supervised Student Teaching for 13 weeks. One placement will occur in an elementary, middle, and high school. Each placement will be in a school with an experienced ESOL certified teacher. It is highly recommended that a variety of sites are used: parochial, urban, and suburban.

Students considering studying abroad,must decide by the end of the fall sophomore year. It is critical for planning purposes.

The Education Department does not allow service learning hours to count for more than one course at a time. Therefore, Education students are able to take one service learning or field placement course per semester.

Course Sequence Outline

The preferred sequence is designed for the student who makes an early decision to enter one of the Teacher Education Programs. Upon completion of a Declaration of Minor Form, the Director of Teacher Education will assign an advisor for the minor. An individualized plan of study is developed by the Education Department Advisor with each student. Variation will depend upon when students apply and the area of certification. Please refer to core and major requirements section of the catalog. It is not unusual that most of the students’ electives must be utilized. Take core Academic Skills for Educators (Praxis CORE) or equivalent prior to applying to the Teaching Education Program.

Sophomore Year:

Junior Year


Senior Year


  • Complete all core and major courses
  • PRAXIS II/MTEL/Other in ESOL and content area
  • Student teaching orientation meetings (2)
  • Bridge Experiences (6 visits/10 hours, ESOL with Secondary Education concentration only)
  • (ESOL with Elementary Education concentration only) (13 weeks)