Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 22 Credits

The minor in TESL provides the student with the study of the structures of English and with the theory and practice related to the teaching of English as a second language.

For non-licensure candidates, the minor in TESL prepares the student to teach English as a second or foreign language in the United States and abroad.

Degree Requirements

Required Credits:

HISP 395History and Philosophy of Bilingual Education

3

MAS 280Topics in Chicana/Chicano Art and Culture

3

MAS 450Research Internship in Mexican American Studies

4

TESL 350Second Language Acquisition

3

TESL 400Methods and Approaches of ESL/EFL

3

Take one of the following courses:

ENG 318Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

ENG 419English Linguistics

3

TESL 380Introduction to Linguistics for ESL/LDE Educators

3

Take one of the following courses:

ANT 350Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

3

COMM 223Intercultural Communication

3

NOTES: One year of college-level, beginning foreign language study or its equivalent must be taken in addition to the required courses for this minor.

If any course required is waived, e.g., in the case of English majors who may not count a course toward both a major and minor, additional courses must be approved so that the student can fulfill the 22 credits required for this minor.