Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

The TESOL minor is designed for undergraduate students and prepares them to teach English as a second/foreign language in schools, language centers, colleges and community organizations in the U.S. and internationally. The TESOL minor delivers a balanced foundation of theory, knowledge, skills and professional tools, and includes such domains as strategies for multilingual learners, linguistics for English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL), cultural issues in TESL/TEFL, and methodology in TESL/TEFL. This minor does not lead to licensure as an educator by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Course Requirements

Electives (6 credits)

Electives focus on cultural and/or multicultural issues and teaching and/or communicating with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. They provide a different lens and enrich students’ understanding in the chosen relevant area.

Complete one course selected from the TESL courses, and one course from the other disciplines:

Total minimum credits: 18