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This comprehensive minor prepares future teachers to make classrooms more inclusive to English-language learners while they earn their state-issued ESL/Bilingual endorsement.

You’ll master the advanced teaching strategies to support bilingual students. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of the foundations of linguistics, acquire methods for assessing English-language learners, and explore the subtleties of multiculturalism and its profound impact on students and their world.

The minor is ideal for those planning to teach in bilingual education who are interested in gaining a high-level endorsement in great demand. This program aims to cultivate teachers who share a set of core values that includes a commitment to social justice, an understanding of the strengths and needs of a diverse student population, and a dedication to equity and excellence for all students.

The courses in this minor provide teachers with the education and skills required to add a state-issued ESL/Bilingual endorsement to their teaching license, making them more highly qualified candidates for sought-after teaching jobs.