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Pre-Professional Teacher Licensure Program Snapshot - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Description:

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is designed to enable students to complete the TESOL PK-12 licensure. The program prepare students to work effectively in promoting English language acquisition of children and adults who are not native English speakers. The program also promotes the development of skills in cross-cultural competence and draw heavily upon theories of linguistics, research on social and cultural variables that influence second language acquisition, and the knowledge required to facilitate second language learning.

This program draws on theories of linguistics, research on social and cultural variables that influence second language acquisition and the knowledge required to facilitate second language learning. The TESOL program will prepare future educators to understand and implement more equitable and effective ways of working with English Language Learners in a variety of contexts, including inclusion in content/general education classes, sheltered-ESL classes and pullout classes.

Undergraduate Major(s): Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

Offering Academic Unit: of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Education Licensure:

Offering Academic Unit for Education:

Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/15/academic-units/exed.shtml#TeachingEnglishtoSpeakersofOtherLanguages

Coordinator: Mary O'Donnell

Notes: All students pursuing a teacher licensure program must meet with their major adviser and an education adviser. Students must apply to teacher education and be accepted before they can take education courses.