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Teaching English as a Second Language Minor [ESL] (Minor)

Modern Languages Department
Old Main, Room 228
607-753-4303

The minor in teaching English as a second language will not lead to institutional recommendation for certification in that area. Students may elect to use the course work to pursue certification independently.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Teaching English as a Second Language requires a total of 18 credit hours.

Required Courses: 15 credit hours
  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • Can be taken as the elective if not taken as one of the five required courses or
  • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
    Can be taken as the elective if not taken as one of the five required courses or
  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
    40 field experience hours
    Can be taken as the elective if not taken as one of the five required courses
Elective: Three credit hours

Students must choose one of the following courses:

  • ESL 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
    If not taken as one of the five required courses
  • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
    If not taken as one of the five required courses
  • ESL 403 - Second Language Testing and Assessment (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
    40 field experience hours
    If not taken as one of the five required courses
  • ESL 405 - ESL Teaching Via Videoconference (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 280 - Phonetics (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18

Example of minor over two years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 6

  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 6
  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 3

  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 3
Elective

Example of minor over four years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 3

  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 3
  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 3

  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 3

  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 3

  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 3

Required elective

Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 3

Optional elective

Spring Total credit hours: 3

Optional elective