May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, B.S.


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Coordinator: Dr. Katya Koubek
Phone: (540) 568-6760
Email: koubekex@jmu.edu

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) major offers licensure preparation for PK-12 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This TESOL pre-professional major enables students to become knowledgeable about the theories of linguistics, research on social and cultural variables that influence language acquisition, and the knowledge required to facilitate and assess language instruction in content areas, and laws governing the education of children for whom English is not their native language. This program will prepare future educators to understand and implement equitable and effective ways of working with English learners (ELs) in a variety of contexts, including inclusion in content/general education classes, sheltered-ESL classes and pullout classes.

Completion of the four-year major, when combined with teacher licensure courses (20 credit hours) leads to eligibility for a Virginia teaching license for PK-12 English as a Second Language. Major and additional licensure requirements can be completed within the 123-credit hour structure of the Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in TESOL.

The College of Education's TESOL Program is interested in candidates who are committed to social justice and to creating affirming and academically challenging learning environments.

Students considering PK-12 initial licensure in TESOL follow the process described below:

All teacher education admission requirements are submitted through the Education Support Center, located in Memorial Hall, room 7230. Candidates must be fully admitted into teacher education before they can register for certain designated undergraduate education courses.

Teacher education candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better and complete general education courses with a minimum grade of "C." Candidates must also complete TESOL major content courses with a minimum grade of "C."

Candidates must apply to student teach one year prior to their student teaching semester.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education1 41 Credit Hours
  • Bachelor of Science Quantitative requirement 3 Credit Hours
  • Bachelor of Science Scientific Literacy requirement 3-4 Credit Hours
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 51 Credit Hours
  • Minor requirements 18 Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language or Electives 3-4 Credit Hours   

Total: 120 Credit Hours


Footnote


1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements


Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year - Fall


  • General Education Cluster One 9.00 Credit Hours
  • General Education Cluster Two 6.00 Credit Hours

Total: 15 Credit Hours


First Year - Spring


  • General Education Cluster Two 3.00 Credit Hours
  • General Education Cluster Three 6.00-7.00 Credit Hours

Total: 15-16 Credit Hours


Second Year - Fall


  • General Education Cluster Three 3.00-4.00 Credit Hours
  • General Education Cluster Four 3.00 Credit Hours

Total: 15-16 Credit Hours


Second Year - Spring


  • General Education Cluster Four 3.00 Credit Hours
  • B.S. Degree Scientific Literacy Requirement 3.00-4.00 Credit Hours
  • Minor Requirements 3.00 Credit Hours

Total: 16-17 Credit Hours


Third Year - Fall


  • General Education Cluster Five 3.00 Credit Hours
  • B.S. Degree Quantitative Requirement 3.00 Credit Hours
  • Minor Requirement 3.00 Credit Hours

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Third Year - Spring


  • Foreign Language or Elective 3.00 Credit Hours
  • Minor Requirement 3.00 Credit Hours

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Fourth Year - Fall


  • Foreign Language or Elective 3.00 Credit Hours
  • Minor Requirement 6.00 Credit Hours

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total: 120 Credit Hours


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