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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2029 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2029

English as a Second Language Minor Endorsements

This course of study is designed to meet the State of Michigan requirements for teacher certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) at the undergraduate level. To obtain the corresponding endorsement, students must complete the requirements of the Elementary, Seconday, or K-12 programs as given below, pass the certification test (NS) in this area, and obtain a Michigan teaching certificate. All courses in these ESL program minors are approved by the State of Michigan for their respective endorsements.

Grade point requirement: Candidates must maintain a minimum “B” (3.0) grade point average in all ESL Core Courses in order to be eligible to enroll in the teaching practicum (ENGL 496 ).

Language requirement: Candidates for ESL endorsements must fulfill a second/additional language requirement. This can be fulfilled by two semesters of college study in a single language other than English, or by demonstrating literacy and fluency in a language other than English. Candidates for whom English is an additional language will meet the English language proficiency requirement through successful completion of this program.

Elementary ESL Minor Endorsement (21 cr)

ESL Practicum (3 cr)

Cultural Electives (3 cr)

[For courses focusing on a single culture, see the TESOL advisor.]

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Secondary ESL Minor Endorsement (21 cr)

K-12 ESL Minor Endorsement (24 cr)