Teaching ESL Licensure

To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Teaching Licensure - Education; Track: Teaching ESL

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 22

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.


Core Courses16
Required Courses
Core Options
Elective Courses6
Total Hours22

Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 16 total credits required.

Required Courses

Note: Those completing the teaching minor in ESL must take LING 495 for 3 credits.

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 470Linguistic Analysis3
LING 471Phonetics and Phonology3
LING 472Generative Syntax3
LING 480Tchg Engl as For Lang3
LING 495ESL Practicum1
Total Hours13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Core Options

Complete one of the following courses:
LING 477Bilingualism3
or LING 478 Learner Language
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Note: LING 477 or LING 478 may be taken as an Elective if not taken as a Required Course.

Complete all of the following courses:6
Language and Culture
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-