Mar 01, 2024  
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog

Multilingual Education Minor

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Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Multilingual Education, Woodring College of Education

28 credits (minimum)


The Multlingual Education Minor is available to undergraduate students in the English Language Learner/Bilingual Endorsement program. This includes 25 credits of MLE coursework and 3+ credits of approved coursework demonstrating study of another culture for students in teacher certification programs.

Students working toward an English Language Learner/Bilingual Education endorsement may choose to complete the 28-credit Multilingual Education Minor.

Why Consider a Multilingual Education 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 MLE minor.

 Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Green
ELL Program Director

 Sample Careers

Classroom teacher P-12; ELL specialist

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

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

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. Students must complete the minor with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in minor course work.


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