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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English as a Second Language Education Minor


Students interested in becoming PreK-12 English as a Second Language teachers typically earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in English, linguistics, or a world language. As part of their degree, they need to take ENGL 476  and ENGL 477 . While completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students are encouraged to matriculate a minor in English as a Second Language education.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in Teacher Education

To maintain good standing in the Teacher Education Program and to qualify for a degree and/or licensure as a teacher, students must perform adequately both in the university classroom and in the school(s). Students must maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, establish and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their major, and maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA (course grade C or higher required) in professional education courses.

Complete information on the teacher licensure program is available through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences' website (http://cehhs.utk.edu/), the college's Office of Student Services – Bailey Education Complex, A332, or from teaching area faculty.

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Year (24 graduate hours)


The following courses are taken during the post-baccalaureate professional year. Students must apply to and be admitted by the Graduate School prior to registration. Teacher licensure is granted at the successful completion of the professional year; 12 additional hours may be taken to complete the master's degree. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.