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English as a Second Language (ESL) Minor

Preparing educators for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

This minor was developed for students who are interested in teaching English as a Second Language. The Pennsylvania Department of Education lists ESL as the number one teacher shortage area in PA. Candidates successfully completing this program are also eligible to receive the ESL Education Endorsement Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education after receiving a Level I instructional certificate. 

For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Muzeta, coordinator of the ESL program. 

Required Courses: 18 credits

  • EDU/MLS 428: Culture and Diversity of English Learners
  • EDU/MLS 434: Instructional Methodology for English Learners
  • EDU/MLS 435: Language Acquisition and English Linguistics
  • EDU/MLS 436: Assessment of English Learners
  • EDU/MLS 437: Protocols and Practices for PA ESL Programs
  • EDU 411: Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages to Early Second Language Learners

 View the program checksheet here.


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