ESOL Teacher candidates may major in Elementary Education. Candidates will have coursework and clinical experiences which emphasize elementary and secondary education. Refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.

Minor requirements include:

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) candidates major in Elementary Education or Secondary Education and minor in ESOL. Although Secondary Education Majors may need to take summer courses to complete the minor. ESOL candidates complete core (general education) requirements, major content courses, and ESOL courses. In addition to courses, candidates complete clinical and assessment requirements. The state of New Hampshire does not require an ESOL Praxis II for certification; however, Massachusetts does require an ESOL MTEL.

ESOL teacher candidates have multiple and diverse clinical placements across settings and grade levels. Candidates will complete a clinical experience in one of each of the following grade groupings: K-4, 5-8, and an optional 9-12. Candidates will also experience a variety of school settings (e.g. urban, suburban, and Catholic schools).

During each clinical experience, students take an active, participatory role in an assigned classroom. The clinical placements are embedded in education courses with correlating assigned projects and experiences intended to connect theoretical foundation with practical application.

Upon completion of a Declaration of Minor Form, the Department Chair will assign an advisor to the student.

During advising meetings, an individualized plan of study will be developed for each student. Refer to the plan of study for the timing of the courses. In addition to core and major requirements, the following five minor courses are required:

    Required Courses:

    • ED 255 - Multicultural Perspectives on Public Schooling in the United States
    • EN 355 - Introduction to General Linguistics
    • ED 360 - Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in the K-12 Classroom
    • ED 481 - Internship in Education (Advanced)
    • ED 446 - Methods of Teaching ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)