TESOL candidates may major in History, English, Spanish, French, or Latin and minor in ESOL. TESOL candidates will have coursework and field experiences which emphasize elementary, middle, and secondary education. There are five practicum or field-based experiences:
- ED130 Principles of Teaching and Learning, 30 hours
- ED322 Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education, 20 hours
- ED431 Fundamentals of Teaching, 10 hours
- ED432 Supervised Student Teaching for 12 weeks
- a selected required core course with a service learning component to be completed at the ENA (English for New Americans Program)
One placement will occur in an elementary, middle, and secondary school. Each placement will be in a school with an experienced certified teacher. It is highly recommended that a variety of sites are used: parochial, city, and suburban. Students are required to take EN355 Introduction to General Linguistics, ED360 Language and Literacy in ESOL, and ED361 Curriculum and Assessment in ESOL.
Sequence of Courses
The preferred sequence is designed for the student who makes an early decision to enter one of the Teacher Education Programs. An individualized plan of study is developed by the Education Department Advisor with each student. Variation will depend upon when students apply and the area of certification. Please refer to core and major requirements section of the catalog. It is not unusual that most of the students' electives must be utilized. For this reason early career decision and careful program planning are essential.
Discuss your plans with your content/major advisor. Concentrate on general and major course requirements. Second semester, complete an application for the Sophomore Early Field Experience (SEFE).
ED130 Principles of Teaching and Learning (fall or spring)
ED315 Human Growth and Development (fall, spring, or summer session I)
EN355 Introduction to Linguistics
ED322 Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education, with 20 hr. service learning/practicum (fall or spring)
ED360 Language and Literacy in Content Area
ED361 Curriculum and Assessment in ESOL
Apply to Student Teaching
PRAXIS II (fall)
ED446 ESOL Methods (spring)
ED432 Supervised Student Teaching (spring)
ED431 Fundamentals of Teaching Middle/Secondary (fall and spring requirements)