Students who minor in TESOL gain a theoretical understanding of English as a second language (ESL) acquisition and intercultural communication, as well as practical pedagogical skills. They may opt to take the required courses for the ESL Endorsement to a MS teaching license. Grounded in applied linguistics, the TESOL minor also prepares its graduates for further graduate studies in the discipline.
A minor in TESL requires 15 hours of TESL courses. Students must complete TESL 380 and TESL 395 and additional 9 credit hours from the following courses: TESL 531, TESL 535, TESL 542, TESL 545, TESL 547, TESL 550, TESL 549, or TESL 592.