Jan 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

English Language Learner Minor


Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

28 credits

Introduction

The English Language Learner minor is available to undergraduate students in the English Language Learner/Bilingual Endorsement program. This includes 28 credits of ELL coursework for students in teacher certification programs.

Students working toward an English Language Learner/Bilingual Education endorsement may choose to complete the 28-credit English Language Learner minor. To declare the English Language Learner minor, students must also demonstrate study of another culture (gained through experience, or the minimum of 3 credits of approved course work) and the equivalent of one year of college-level foreign language study.

Why Consider an English Language Learner Minor?

Students who are English language learners are the fastest growing student population in the public school system. Statewide, approximately 10 percent of all P-12 students are ELLs, but in some districts that percentage is much, much higher. In order to meet the needs of this diverse population in monolingual English classrooms and in bilingual classrooms, we need teachers at all grade levels and content areas who have the knowlege gained in the ELL minor.

 Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Green
ELL Program Director
360-650-2395
Jennifer.Green@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Classroom teacher P-12; ELL specialist

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

One you are admitted into a teacher education professional program in Woodring, stop by the Elementary Education Department in MH 300 to declare this minor.

Grade Requirements

Students must complete the minor with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in minor course work.