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Minor in ESL/Bilingual Education

The minor in ESL/Bilingual Education is designed for undergraduate students of any major who are interested in learning to use research-driven methods to engage diverse learners and promote positive and equitable learning outcomes. Students will learn the central role of language and the theory and practice that informs planning lessons, delivering instruction and administering ESL programs. 

Students gain an in-depth foundation in research and theory and learn to integrate additive and effective language and content instruction while embracing ELs' culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Whether preparing for a career in an urban, suburban or rural setting, students learn to create an inclusive environment where those around them have a voice and the support they need to feel inclusive.

ESL/Bilingual Education Program of Study (18 Credits)

*Please note that the minor does not lead to a teaching credential. Those interested in initial licensure to teach in K-12 schools should consider our undergraduate or graduate programs in teacher education.

Want to learn more? 

We encourage students to reach out to the program early for advising. All students declaring a minor must do so by the end of the add/drop period of their graduating semester. 

More information and the form for declaring your minor can be found here.

ESL and Bilingual Education Program Director

[[kbarkoalva, Katherine Barko-Alva]]
Associate Professor
(757) 221-6073