Minor Requirements — Bilingual/ESL Education

Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and successful completion of at least 24 semester hours, which should include EDU2100 and EDU2260.

Required courses:
EDU3110 Foundations for Language Minority Education (2)*
EDU3120 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4)*
EDU3130 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs(2)*
EDU3140 Assessment of Bilingual Students (4)*
EDU3150 Linguistics for Teaching English Language Learners (4)*
EDU3170 Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs in Bilingual Programs (4)*

*Course also requires 20 hours of clinical experience.

All 20 hours are required for an approval or endorsement in Bilingual/ESL Education. These can be used for a dual approval or endorsement if another language is spoken by the candidate.

An alternative for candidates is to take only three courses (EDU3110, EDU3130, EDU3150) in bilingual/ESL education, which can result in an undergraduate "concentration" but no minor and no endorsement added to their teaching certificate. However, this group of courses would serve to establish a foundation to understand the needs and challenges faced by ELL students in U.S. classrooms. After graduation, students could complete the remaining three courses (EDU3120, EDU 3140, EDU 3170), at the graduate level, to seek the bilingual and/or ESL endorsement.