Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Language is the key to understanding and celebrating cultural differences. Learn about how to advocate, support and celebrate multilingual learners and their communities. This minor is open to all majors and applies across disciplines.

Learn more about how to support students and adults for whom English is not their native language. This minor fosters a tolerance and appreciation for linguistic and cultural diversity.

The School of Education's minor in TESOL requires 20 credits total, consisting of the following:

Course  Title  Semester
EDUS 301     Human Development and Learning   Fall & Spring
TEDU 410     Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management   Fall & Spring
TEDU 413     Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models   Fall & Spring
TEDU 452     Teaching English Language Learners   Fall & Spring
TEDU 483
    Second Language Acquisition: Concepts, Curriculum and Assessment   Spring*
TEDU 551
    Foundations of Bilingual Education   Fall* 
TEDU 561
    Literacy Foundations: Sociological/Psychological Perspectives   Fall (sometimes
Total Hours         20 Cr Total


Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare a minor in education and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the coursework in the minor.

Note: Students who complete this minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Education’s Student Services Center.



  • GPA of 2.8​​
  • Completion of the minor form (opening for applications spring 2022)

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