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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English as a Second Language Minor (TESL)


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Requirements for the Teaching English as a Second Language minor


To earn a Teaching English as a Second Language minor, student must complete a minimum of 24 credits to include the following courses: LIN 201 , ALS 317 , ALS 375 , ALS 418 , ALS 419 , and ALS 438 .  Credit toward the minor will only be allowed for courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Students must satisfy the Practicum Eligibility requirement to obtain the minor.

Practicum eligibility


Eligibility for the Practicum (ALS 419 ) requires completion of ALS 418  with a grade of 3.0 or higher. Non-native speakers of English, in addition, must satisfactorily complete an oral and written examination of English.

Additional information


For students following the TESL minor as part of the OU Secondary Teacher Education Program, application to the STEP generally requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in courses in the major and the minor. To progress into the internship year, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in both their major and minor coursework, with no single course grad below 2.0. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing the minor may be required to take additional courses at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums. Students must consult with the secondary education minor adviser in the department.

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