Teaching English as a Second Language Courses & Curriculum

The TESL program at MSUM will prepare you to teach English language learners in grades K-12 in Minnesota and North Dakota by meeting the standards for teachers of ESL set by the Minnesota Board of Teaching, North Dakota Educational Standards and Practices Board, TESOL, and NCATE. In small TESL classes averaging 12 students, you will study linguistics, culture, educational policy, and effective instruction and assessment while learning to become a professional teacher.

Additionally, graduate level options at MSUM will allow a teacher with a license in another subject to add on a license in ESL.

Degree Options