Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education
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 knowledge gained in the ELL minor.
Classroom teacher P-12; ELL specialist
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.
Students must complete the minor with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in minor course work.