Majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective English as a second language teacher (K-12) and lifelong learner through coursework in language and society, history and principles of the English language, second language acquisition, and assessment. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take 67 to 71 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the elementary education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).
You'll also have real opportunities to learn in a series of classes, field experiences, and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice. Because we design our teaching English as a second language program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching English as a second language within private or public elementary or secondary schools.