TESOL K-12 Teaching Minor Overview
As the number of students who are not native English speakers increases in public schools, the need for qualified teachers of English as a second language also grows. 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 through pedagogic practices that are effective for all learners. Upon completion of the courses, undergraduates receive a TESOL K-12 minor and become eligible for an ESL endorsement that is attached to a state issued teaching license. Completion of the courses by practicing teachers results in eligibility for the state ESL endorsement.