Program Overview

Program Timeline
Graduation Requirements

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) K-12

Course Map

*Each course builds on previous courses so sequential order is necessary
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
Detailed Course List


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 is increasing as well. To help meet these needs, BYU 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.


Declare a Teaching Major in Secondary Education

Meet with an advisor in the Education Advisement Center (350 MKCB)

Complete Two
  • ELANG 223 Introduction to English Language (3 credits)
  • SEC ED 353 Foundations of Multicultural Education (2 credits)

Program for Teacher Candidates

Undergraduate students should visit the Education Advisement Center in 350 MCKB for more information.

Program for Current Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can enroll in the TESOL K-12 program in one of two ways: 

  1. Contact your district's alternative language services coordinator for information about course offerings in the district.
  2. Enroll on BYU campus. Because the TESOL K-12 courses are offered on campus as evening classes (4:00 pm to 9:40 pm), students do not have to be accepted into the BYU day school to enroll. Go to for information on how to register. 

Graduation Requirements

Declare a TESOL K-12 Minor
  • Go to your major academic advisement center to add TESOL K-12 as a minor.
  • Visit the Education Advisement Center for more information and materials.
  • Complete 18-21 credits
  • In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements.
Application Deadline:None
 301 MCKB