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 (i.e., Asian Studies, French, German, Spanish). As part of their degree, they should take ENGL 477 or ENGL 372; ENGL 471 (Sociolinguistics) is highly recommended. While completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students are encouraged to matriculate a minor in English language learning.
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.