The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) minor prepares candidates for becoming K-12 ESL teachers and attaining the K-12 ESL license. This program includes both foundational coursework as well as a student teaching experience. This license is most often sought in conjunction with another licensure area, the most common combinations being with Elementary Education, K-12 World Languages, Secondary Social Studies, or Secondary Communication Arts (English).

What You’ll Gain

Coursework

Admission to TESL Education

Interested in the TESL Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare. 

Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL)

This minor does not lead to a Minnesota Teaching License. Instead, the TEIL minor prepares students from any major to teach English abroad. This minor does not include a student teaching experience.

What You’ll Gain

Coursework

Admission to TEIL Education

Interested in the TEIL Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare. 

Seeking Licensure

The Teaching English as an International Language is a non-licensure program. CSB/SJU is not approved to recommend candidates that have completed this program for licensure.