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 minimum requirement for a minor in teaching English to Speakers of other languages, non-licensure is 18 credit hours; 15 credits are required core courses and three credits are electives selected in consultation with an adviser for this program.

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