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What is the TESOL K-12 Minor ?

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

The McKay School offers 2 minors to accompany the education majors. One of these Minors is TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-12. It is all about giving future educators tools to help teach and accommodate students from all backgrounds. One goal is to help "teacher candidates know, understand, and use the major concepts, theories, and research... to support English language learners' development of literacy."

Watch the video below for a little more insight on what TESOL K-12 is and why all of the current student ambassadors have chosen it as their minor.

The TESOL K-12 minor gives McKay School students the opportunity to better understand English learners and multilingual students while certifying them to be English Language Learner Teachers for kindergarten to twelfth grade. Whether you are teaching 4th grade, a 7th grade math class, or leading the resource room, English learners will make up a portion of your students. TESOL K-12 gives you the resources and knowledge to provide these students with the greatest access to a quality education. The TESOL K-12 minor is highly recommended for elementary education, early childhood education, special education mild/ moderate, and secondary education majors.

This minor will provide you with the opportunity to create a learning environment that is sensitive to and supportive of English language learners' cultural identities, language and literacy development, and content area knowledge. If you are looking for a minor that will all you to help your future students in a more comprehensive way, TESOL is definitely the one for you!

  • To learn more about the TESOL K-12 minor, click here

  • To hear more about why you should choose the TESOL K-12 minor, click here

  • To meet with an ambassador in the TESOL K-12 minor, click here

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