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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

TESOL Minor

Page address: https://english.mnsu.edu/tesol/tesolminor.html
The minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) has two tracks. One track prepares students with an Education major or an existing K-12 licensure to work specifically with English learners in the K-12 environment. The second track prepares students for careers in teaching English learners in international contexts, government and non-government organizations, and private enterprises. Program requirements include completion of 24 credits for the licensure preparation track and 16 credits for the non-licensure track.
 
Students who are interested in this minor should contact:
Dr. Paolo Infante
ESL Licensure Advisor
Department of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall, AH 212B
Mankato, MN  56001
E-mail: paolo.infante@mnsu.edu
 
To officially declare this minor, students should update their academic record through the College of Arts and Humanities Advising Office
 

Licensure Preparation Track - 24 Credits

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 385 Culture and Language in Educational Contexts 4
ENG 482 Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners 4
ENG 484 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners 4
ENG 486 Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning 4
ENG 487 Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners 4
ENG 489 Policies, Programs, and Assessment for K-12 English Learners 4
Students pursuing the licensure preparation minor must meet a language requirement (i.e., one year of college level or two years of high school foreign language study or an equivalent experience). Additionally, they must satisfactorily complete a professional education preparation program approved by the Board of Teaching, including student teaching, and pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations for ESL to be licensed to teach K-12 ESL in the state. Please consult with the College of Education Advising Office for information about program admission, K-12 licensure, and the TEACH Grant. 
 

 Non-Licensure Track - 16 Credits

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 482 Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners 4
ENG 484 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners 4
ENG 486 Theories of Second Language Teaching and Learning 4
ENG 487 Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners 4