Feb 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TESL K-12 Teaching Minor

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Requirements for TESL K-12 Teaching Minor

To earn a TESL K-12 teaching minor, students must complete a minimum of 24 credits to include the following courses:    

Credit toward the minor will only be allowed for courses with a grade of (C) 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 B or higher.

Additional information

For students following the TESL K-12 teaching minor as part of the OU 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 C. 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 education minor adviser in the department.

Additionally, candidates for the TESL K12 Minor must meet the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) standards for teacher preparation in TESL by completion of the following:

  • Completion of core content area program (minimum 30 semester hours/major) in conjunction with or prior to adding the ESL Endorsement

A core content program (minimum 30 semester hours/major) can be in Elementary Education, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, or Mathematics as a base for the ESL endorsement.

  • Students must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting Oakland University’s English language proficiency requirement upon registration for the program
  • Students must also have documented experience learning a second language equivalent to two semesters’ worth of college-level study in order to gain an understanding and appreciation of the processes of learning an additional language

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