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Teaching English as a Second Language with K-12 License Course Requirements

Total Credits Required: 24 [ESL Minor] + 19-20 [Foundational Education Courses] + 16 [Student Teaching] = 59-60

TESL Minor:

Required TESL Courses (16 credits): 

  • EDUC 300 Structures of English for the ESL Teacher (4 credits) (Spring Course)
  • EDUC 301 Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners (2 credits) (Fall & Spring)
  • EDUC 302 Assessing English Language Learners (2 credits) (Fall Course)
  • EDUC 303 Theoretical Foundations of ESL (4 credits) (Fall Course) Pre-req: EDUC 300 or ENGL 387
  • EDUC 304 ESL Methods and Materials (4 Credits) (Spring Course) Pre-req: EDUC 300 or ENGL 387

    Required ENGL Course (4 credits): 

    • ENGL 387 Introduction to Linguistics (4 credits)*

      *ENGL 387 can be substituted with an online summer course offered through the University of Illinois EIL486 Linguistics for Language Teachers, 3 undergraduate credits, $1200.

      Required Sociocultural/Intercultural Course from the following choices (4 credits): 

      • COMM 350 Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
      • HISP 337 Latino Identity in the U.S. (4 credits)
      • PCST 352 Race, Ethnicity, and Justice (4 credits)
      • ENGL 382 Race and Ethnicity (4 credits)
      • COLG 385 Study Abroad Seminar (4 credits)
      • HIST 300M- Asian American History (4 credits)
      • FREN 341 French Speaking World Today (4 credits)
      • HISP 336 Latin American Culture (4 credits)
      • HISP 356 Topics courses dealing with culture

        *Other electives possible--choose with advisor

        Students may also choose to take an additional Practicum Course (0-2 credits): 

        • EDUC 320 ESL Practicum Experience (0-2 credits) offered as part of study abroad or as ILP

        Foundational Education Courses Required for Licensure (19-20 credits):

          • EDUC 109 Chemical Use and Abuse (1 credit)
          • EDUC 111 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World (4 credits)
          • EDUC 203 Human Growth and Development (4 credits)
          • EDUC 212 or 213 Clinical Experience--Diversity Immersion (1 or 2 credits)
          • EDUC 305 Human Exceptionalities (1 credit) (Pre-req: EDUC 203) (required for students who did not take EDUC 203 prior to Fall, 2016)
          • EDUC 310 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
          • EDUC 359 Issues in Education K-12 (1 credit)
          • EDUC 390 Human Relations (Senior Seminar) (4 credits)

        Student Teaching (16 Credits):

        • EDUC 363 Student Teaching in ESL