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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate 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 2201 , ALS 4317 , ALS 4375 , ALS 4418 , ALS 4960 , and ALS 4438 .  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 4960 ) requires completion of ALS 4418  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 grade 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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