School of Education

English as a New Language Minor

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education leads to an Elementary Generalist license (K-6). Students will be admitted into the program in a cohort and will continue to move through the program with others who have begun the program at the same time. The Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education is comprised of the following:

In order to graduate, the student must have a total of 120 credit hours completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.65 with a minimum grade of C in each EDUC course. All non-EDUC courses must have a grade of at least C. Progress towards the degree will be monitored by the faculty to insure each candidate has the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of a highly effective educator.

General Education Requirements (42-44 credit hours)

Content courses focus on the following: Communication Skills, Information Literacy, Quantitative Literacy, Critical Thinking, Cultural Diversity, Ethics and Civic Engagement, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and Physical and Life Sciences. All courses must have a grade of at least C. Students should plan their programs in consultation with an academic advisor and monitor their programs to ensure content requirements are met. Failure to do so will delay program completion.

Go to General Education in this bulletin for a full list of IU Kokomo's General Education requirements. The School of Education may recommend certain courses from the General Education curriculum that will fit your degree. See an academic advisor for more details.

Additional General Education requirements will be met by specific EDUC courses as follows: Quantitative Literacy Statistics (EDUC-K 490), Critical Thinking (EDUC-P 255), Cultural Diversity (EDUC-M 300), and Ethics and Civic Engagement (EDUC-H 340).

Additional State standards are met by completing courses to cover the following areas: American History (EDUC-E 325), English/Language Arts (EDUC-E 339, EDUC-E 340, and EDUC-E 341), and Science/Health (EDUC-Q 200, EDUC-E 328, and EDUC-P 290).

English as a New Language Minor

A minor in English as a New Language will prepare teacher candidates with the knowledge and skill that is critical to the teaching of language diverse K-6 students. The minor will also prepare candidates for the English Learner teacher license. 

Upon completing the minor, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of linguistics, language acquisition, and culture to the design and delivery of effective instruction for English Learners.
  • Utilize knowledge of evidence-based EL instructional practices to plan EL instruction.
  • Make data-driven instructional decisions that employ English language proficiency standards and academic content standards.
  • Utilize technology-based, culturally representative, and developmentally appropriate resources.
  • Plan and conduct equitable and appropriate language and content assessment of English Learners.
  • Articulate an understanding of English Learner policy and research and develop a personal professional growth plan.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and families to serve and advocate for English Learners.

Curriculum (26 credit hours) 

  • EDUC-L 403 Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-L 441 Bilingual Education: Introduction (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-L 436 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-L 442 Teaching English Language Learners: Bilingual and English as New Language Instruction (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 470 Psycholinguistics for Teachers of Reading (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-L 490 Research in Language Education (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 401 English Learner Field Experience (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 470 Practicum in English as a New Language (6 cr.)

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