Teaching English as a Second Language for Adults Minor Requirements - COEPS

Minor (Non-Licensure)

Minor (Non-Licensure) Requirements - 24 Units 2.75 GPA
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION
INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION (DV)
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SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
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PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
Select one of the following:4
ESL METHODS AND CURRICULUM
ESL METHODS AND CURRICULUM
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ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
ESL 493APPLIED STUDY IN ESL1-6
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INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I (GH)
CHINESE III (GH)
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH (GH)
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN (GH)
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III (GH)
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (GH)
Total Units24

The certification program in Teaching English as a Second Language combines the study of theoretical and applied linguistics with instruction in theoretical and practical issues related to the study of English by non-native speakers throughout the lifespan. The minor is offered within the Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Letters and Sciences, in concert the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. The licensure program has been designed to meet the standards recommended by TESOL, Inc, the premier international organization for ESL professionals. In its Core Standards for Language and Professional Programs, TESOL states that "teaching English to speakers of other languages is an academic field requiring...special Professional Education and preparation for its practitioners"; furthermore, "each program should have courses which present basic theory and practice covering the second language and teaching paradigm...". Basic entry requirements are: (1) the possession of a teaching license or concurrent enrollment in a program leading to a license, (2) competency in a language other than English as determined by examination or successful completion of the 251 level (may be worked on concurrently with the minor), (3) a GPA of 2.15 or higher. The TESL minor consists of a core of 24 term units.