School of Education

Minor in English as a New Language/English as a Second Language

The ENL/ESL program prepares students of any major with the skills needed to meet the growing demand for ENL/ESL teachers in Indiana, Kentucky and the world. You do not have to speak another language to teach English. The minor provides students with an understanding of:

  • Components of language and principles of language acquisition and development
  • Culture as a component of effective instruction
  • Issues related to equitable and appropriate content and language assessment for language learners
  • Individual differentiation options for all students 


  • All Courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted
  • Minimum grade of "B" for each course

Complete the following courses:

  • EDUC-L 441 Bilingual Education: Introduction
  • EDUC-X 470 Psycholinguistics for Teachers of Reading
  • EDUC-L 403 Assessment Literacy for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • EDUC-L 436 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
  • EDUC-M 425/480* Student Teaching-ENL/ESL

*For Education majors, the minor/concentration leads to a teaching license in addition to their main licensing area. This requires the addition of EDUC-M425/480 student teaching with ENL/ESL students and passing the state licensure exam.

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