Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
This TESOL program provides students with the professional knowledge and skills necessary to teach English to speakers of other languages in the United States or abroad. The program offers three tracks to accommodate students with differing educational needs:
a TESOL licensure minor;
a TESOL minor (non-licensure), and
a TESOL certificate (non-licensure).
World Languages Requirement:
Completion of a minimum of a one-semester college-level world language course or its equivalent.
English Language Requirement:
A grade of “C” or higher in ENGLISH 1230.
TESOL Licensure Minor
This TESOL licensure minor prepares pre-service teachers to work with English language learners – students whose first language is not English. Candidates interested in the TESOL licensure minor must enroll in the School of Education and seek a regular Wisconsin teaching license. Successful completion of the minor leads to a Wisconsin add-on license in English as a Second Language (ESL 395/1395 – K-12th grade).
|ENGLISH 2210||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ENGLISH 3260||Language and Culture||3|
|ENGLISH 3610||Second Language Acquisition||3|
|TEACHING 3070||Meeting Content & Language Needs of English Language Learners||3|
|TEACHING 4670||Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
|TEACHING 4750||Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
Additional Licensure Requirements
- Pass the Praxis II English to Speakers of Other Languages Test (Test Code 5361) or have a minor GPA of 3.00 or greater.
- Satisfy the requirements outlined in the teacher licensure section under School of Education in this catalog.