Minor Requirements — Bilingual/ESL Education

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required courses:
EDU3110 Foundations for Language Minority Education (2)*
EDU3120 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4)*
EDU3140 Assessment of Bilingual Students (4)*
EDU3170 Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs in Bilingual Program (4)*

One of the following courses:
EDU3130 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs(2)*
EDU3510/SPED 3510 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs/Diversity Studies for Teaching ELLs and Students with Disabilities (4)*

One of the following courses:
EDU3150 Linguistics for Teaching English Language Learners (4)*#
EDU3610 Linguistics for ELLs/SPED3610 Oral Language Development for Special Education and ELLs (4)*#

*The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires that students complete 100 clinical hours in bilingual or ESL settings. Individual courses have variable clinical hours associated with them (see course descriptions). Clinical hours will be embedded in the courses through assignments, classroom observations, and small group instruction.

#Course fulfills requirements for ESL/BL endorsement and Special Education minor.

Please declare Bilingual/ESL as your minor with your academic advisor.

Depending on your major, you could complete the Bilingual/ESL Minor in 20-22 semester hours.