College of Education

English as a Second Language Education/Teaching Major (Grades K-12) (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for grades K through 12 English as a Second Language.

Prerequisite – Demonstration of proficiency in a language other than English through:

  1. two years of a world language at the secondary level;
  2. one year of a world language at a post-secondary level; or
  3. equivalent literacy in the candidate’s primary language

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

General Education and Pre-requisite Courses
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Required Content Courses
ENG 220Applied Grammar2
ENG 338History and Principles of the English Language2
Select one of the following:4-8
Child Psychology and Development
and Adolescent Psychology (8)
Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology for K-12 Educators (4)
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+15 hours of HR Activity)3
ED 290Language and Society4
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations (+15 hours of HR Activity)2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 342Teaching Literacy4
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 347The Effective Secondary Teacher 2
ED 348Second Language Acquisition4
ED 371Teaching Practicum2
ED 382Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences and Difficulties3
ED 389ESOL Methods: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages4
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom (+15 hours of HR Activity)2
ED 472Student Teaching15
ED 485Assessment of ESL Students2
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas (+15 hours of HR Activity)3
KHS 470Health Education for Teachers2
Total Credits66-70