Why add a minor in ELL?

The number of English learners has significantly increased, and about 4.9 million students (almost 10%) are ELLs in U.S. public schools. According to the U.S. Department of Education, ELL teachers are needed more than ever in the United States.

An ELL minor helps you develop the knowledge and skills you need to teach ELLs:

  • Second language acquisition and development
  • Assessments for English language learners
  • Planning for standards‐based ESL and content instruction
  • Practical ESL teaching experiences

With this minor in English Language Learner Education at UND, you'll gain the diverse learning experiences to be able to progress or advance in professions such as:

  • ESL Teacher
  • ELL Specialist
  • K-12 Teacher with ESL Endorsement

ELL Courses You Could Take