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Non-Licensure TESOL Minor


Requirements for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages (TESOL)

Non-teaching Minor

JMU:  Non-Licensure TESOL Minor Requirements

The non-licensure minor program in TESOL is designed for students in various fields who wish to acquire professional knowledge related to teaching English to speakers of other languages, but who do not want to pursue Virginia teaching licensure. Students who minor in TESOL will develop an understanding of the U.S. educational system, acquire skills in cross-cultural competence, and become familiar with the processes of first and second language acquisition. Students will gain a foundational knowledge of appropriate practices to assist and assess English language learners. The TESOL non-licensure minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours; 15 credits are required core courses and 3 credits are electives selected in consultation with an adviser for this program.

Required Courses Credit Hours: 15

TESL 426: Concepts of 1st/2nd Language Acquisition (Prerequisite)

3 credits

EDUC 310: Teaching in a Diverse Society

3 credits

EDUC 300: Foundations of American Education

3 credits

TESL 428: Assessment for Curriculum and Development in ESL Practicum

3 credits

READ 430:  Development, Assessment and Instruction of Literacy K-12

3 credits

 

Electives: 3 credits ( choose one of the following courses; some may have an additional practica requirement)

ENG 308:  Introduction to Linguistics

3 credits

READ 435: Literacy Development for TESOL *has an additional 1 credit practicum, TESL 383

3 credits

EXED 440: Classroom Management

3 credits

EDUC 370: Educational Technology Practicum (Lab course)

3 credits

TESOL 470: Instructional Strategies for TESOL *has an additional 3 credit practicum, TESL 381

3 credits

 


 

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Stephanie Wasta
Program Coordinator

wastasa@jmu.edu

395 South High Street
MSC 6913
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Phone: (540) 568-5210
FAX: (540) 568-2589