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TESOL K-12 Teaching Minor Overview

As the number of public school students who are not native English speakers increases, the need for qualified teachers of English as a second language increases as well. To help meet these needs, BYU, in collaboration with its Public School Partnership, has developed an innovative program for teaching English language learners. This program prepares both teaching candidates and practicing teachers to work with linguistically and culturally diverse students in the regular classroom with pedagogic practices that are effective for all learners. When they complete the courses, undergraduates receive a TESOL K-12 minor and become eligible to have an ESL endorsement attached to their state-issued teaching license. Practicing teachers who complete the courses are eligible to apply for the state ESL endorsement.

Dual Immersion Minor

Dual Immersion Minor

The Utah Model: Why Immersion? For more information contact Dr. Alex Rosborough at alex_rosborough@byu.edu

Career Opportunities

  • The TESOL K-12 minor leads to an ESL endorsement that is attached to a state teaching license.

  • Many districts now require an ESL endorsement.