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Minor in TESOL K–12
(19 hours)


This minor is designed to prepare students to teach children who are English learners in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

Notes:

Courses must be taken in sequential order and meet all prerequisites. No more than two TELL courses may be taken in the same semester/term.

Because the TESOL K-12 minor is now part of the required major programs for elementary education, early childhood education, and special education mild/moderate, students enrolled in these majors will meet some of the course requirements within their major program. Please contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426 with any questions.

Program Requirements

  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. Complete one of the following courses:
      CPSE 425 : Foundations in Language Arts Instruction for Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 425 : Foundations in Language Arts Instruction for Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Foundations in analyzing and delivering research-based language arts instruction to students with disabilities, including second language learners with disabilities.

      Course Outcomes


      ELANG 223 : Introduction to the English Language. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ELANG 223 : Introduction to the English Language. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Overview of English from linguistic point of view, emphasizing structure of English and social, biological, and psychological aspects of language.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 323 : Foundations of Literacy Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 323 : Foundations of Literacy Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance into elementary education program.
      DESCRIPTION: Language and literacy development for first and second language learners including theoretical underpinnings, processes, historical foundations, and instructional contexts that support language and literacy development for all K-6 children.

      Course Outcomes


  3. Complete one of the following courses:
      CPSE 480 : Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education. (3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 480 : Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education. (3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Special education issues: multicultural, historical, and legal foundations.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 203 : Foundations of Multicultural Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 203 : Foundations of Multicultural Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Cultural identities in family life, physical attributes, culture, and language. Recognizing prejudice in individuals and institutions. Culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogical frameworks.

      Course Outcomes


      SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
      DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

      Course Outcomes


  4. Complete the following course:
      TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 323 & EL ED 203; or ELANG 223 & SC ED 353; or CPSE 425
      DESCRIPTION: Processes and variables in native- and second-language development. How teachers can foster efficient acquisition of language, cognitive, and academic skills in second-language environments.

      Course Outcomes


  5. Complete one of the following courses:
      CPSE 420 : Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 420 : Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Determining present levels of performance, classifying students for special education services, and writing goals and objectives for IEP development.

      Course Outcomes


      IP&T 213 : Foundations of Instructional Design and Assessment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IP&T 213 : Foundations of Instructional Design and Assessment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Elementary Education major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Curriculum design and assessment theory, strategies, and tools for the K-6 classroom. Backward design and seamless assessment for informing and improving student performance.

      Course Outcomes


      TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & SC ED 353; or EL ED 203
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamental concepts in testing, use/interpretation of current instruments for language/academic assessment, appropriate placement of linguistically diverse students, and developing classroom language assessments.

      Course Outcomes


  6. Complete one of the following courses:
      CPSE 430 : Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 430 : Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent; FBI fingerprint background clearance
      DESCRIPTION: Research-based methods for teaching language arts to students with disabilities.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 333 : Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 333 : Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 323; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 332.
      DESCRIPTION: Instructional practices for teaching children the literacy concepts, skills, and strategies they need to learn in grades K-2. Assessing, monitoring, and evaluating children's literacy knowledge and learning in grades K-2.

      Course Outcomes


      TELL 430 : Developing K-12 Literacy in a Second Language. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 430 : Developing K-12 Literacy in a Second Language. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & SC ED 353 & TELL 410
      DESCRIPTION: Instructional strategies, methodologies, and materials for developing reading and writing skills in a second language. Developing cognitive academic language proficiency and integrating multiple cultural perspectives.

      Course Outcomes


  7. Complete the following course:
      TELL 440 : Content-Based Language Instruction. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 440 : Content-Based Language Instruction. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 410 & TELL 420; or TELL 410 & IP&T 213; or TELL 410 & CPSE 420
      RECOMMENDED: El Ed 333, TELL 430, and CPSE 430 concurrently.
      DESCRIPTION: Instructional methods, strategies, and materials for integrating curriculum content and language instruction. Teaching, creating, and adapting lesson materials in a multicultural context.

      Course Outcomes


  8. Complete one of the following courses:
      CPSE 460 : Collaborating with School and Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 460 : Collaborating with School and Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Foundations in collaborating with school professionals, para-professionals, and families of children with disabilities.

      Course Outcomes


      TELL 450 : Family, School, and Community Partnerships. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 450 : Family, School, and Community Partnerships. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & TELL 410 & SC ED 353; or EL ED 203 & EL ED 323
      DESCRIPTION: Standards, principles, policies, and processes of partnering with parents, families, schools, and communities in fostering and sustaining the development of children and youth.

      Course Outcomes


  9. Complete four credit hours of one of the following after all the courses above have been completed:
      TELL 477R : TESOL K-12 Student Teaching. (.5-4:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 477R : TESOL K-12 Student Teaching. (.5-4:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 440; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Supervised, full-day experience to develop and demonstrate competence in teaching English Learners in an approved public school setting.  Observation is stressed initially, with responsibility for teaching increasing across the four-week experience.
      NOTE: Can be taken concurrently with student teaching/internship in a diverse-language setting.

      Course Outcomes


      TELL 478R : Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Student Teaching. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 478R : Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Student Teaching. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 435 & TELL 445; FBI fingerprint background clearance; Language teaching methods in the target language; Passing OPI at advanced-mid; Praxis II.
      DESCRIPTION: Supervised, full-day experience to develop and demonstrate competence in teaching content in a foreign language in an approved public school setting.  Observation is stressed initially, with responsibility for teaching increasing across the four-week experience.

      Course Outcomes




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