A minor in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is available for education and non-education majors. Candidates do not need to be proficient in a second language. For education majors, successful completion of the 18-hour minor and pass score on the ESOL Praxis examination results in a Pre-K-12 endorsement to the teaching license. Non-education majors do not earn a teaching license, but are well-qualified to teach English as a second language in settings other than PreK-12 schools.
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This minor will provide the Bachelor of Science in Education major (elementary or secondary) with additional preparation for serving the needs of all students in the general education classroom and assist candidates in deciding if they want to pursue a career or Master of Science in Special Education. This minor does not lead to a provisional certification in Special Education. This program includes field experiences in special education settings working with students with special needs.
The International Teaching Minor is designed for the education major who is interested in a career in teaching outside of the United States. The primary goal of the International Teaching Minor is to prepare competent, committed, caring professionals to teach and serve the needs of students and schools in an international setting.
A Leadership Minor includes an introduction to information on leadership theory, leadership styles, problem-solving, resolving conflict, nurturing change within organizations, decision-making styles, small group facilitation, and systems thinking. Students must complete a 15 hour field work experience in required courses.
The minor in Technological Literacy is available to all appropriate majors. The course combines Educational Technology courses with Technology Education courses to provide a comprehensive approach to the practical use and implementation of computer skills, design and problem solving skills and teaming concepts into real world practices and experiences. The minor is designed for Elementary Education majors who want to be able to integrate STEM standards across the curriculum.
The primary goal of the minor is to have competent, committed, and caring professionals teach, serve, and understand the needs of students in urban and suburban settings, their families, the schools, and the community. This experience is designed to provide depth in context of urban and suburban educational systems.
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