ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Minor

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The TESOL minor provides a basic course of study for the methodology, theory and practice of teaching English as a second language. The minor provides an opportunity to seek NC ESL licensure as an add-on to primary licensure in another area. The minor requires the following:

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

Linguistics Requirement

Methods Requirement

Choose one (3 hours) of these  two courses. It is recommended that students seeking initial licensure with a concentration in Language Arts (all levels) complete ENGL 416. Students seeking licensure with concentrations in Math, Science, and Social Studies (all levels) complete ENGL 413.

Practicum Requirements

The practicum requirement may, in some circumstances, be met by the practicum/student teaching in a student’s initial licensure area. The practicum must contain a significant ELL K-12 component. See the TESOL/ESL director for approval of the practicum requirement.

TESOL Electives

Choose three courses (9 hours) from the following:

ESL Add-on Licensure (K12) Optional Requirements

NC ESL Licensure (K-12) is available for students pursuing initial licensure in another area. NC ESL licensure is only available as an add-on license for students receiving primary licensure in the following areas: Elementary, Middle Grades, and Secondary content areas only (English, Science, Social Studies, and Math education). Requirements for recommendation for licensure include successful completion of the TESOL minor. Additionally, students must EITHER successfully complete the PRAXIS II Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages exam OR successfully complete 6 additional hours of licensure-related coursework.

PRAXIS Exam Option

Successful score on the PRAXIS II Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages exam. See TESOL program director for information concerning current score requirements.


Six additional hours of coursework selected from the following (note: the six-hour requirement is in addition to the 18 hour minor. ESL Courses listed in the minor may be used to satisfy this requirement only if they are taken in addition to 18 hours of ESL courses completed to satisfy the minor)

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