Minor requirements include:
ESOL candidates may major in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a double major in History, English, Spanish, French, or Latin and minor in ESOL and minor in ESOL. ESOL candidates will have coursework and clinical experiences which emphasize elementary and secondary education. There are four clinical or field-based experiences embedded in the following courses: ED 130 - Principles of Teaching and Learning, 30 hours; ED 322 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education, 30 hours; ED 432 - Supervised Student Teaching, 20 hours semester prior to and Supervised Student Teaching for 15 or 13 weeks based on major track. 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: Catholic, urban, and suburban.
Students considering studying abroad must decide by the end of the spring freshman 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.
There are five courses required in the ESOL minor. 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.