English Language Learner Education (Minor)
Teach English learners or emergent bilingual students in K-12 schools in the United States.
This English Language Learner Education minor is designed for pre-service K-12 educators. Upon completion of this ELL education program, you'll be qualified to add an ELL endorsement to your teaching license.
- Program type:
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study English Language Learner Education at UND?
The number of English learners has significantly increased, and about 4.9 million students (almost 10%) are ELLs in the public schools in the U.S. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2017). Accordingly, ELL teachers are needed more than ever in the United States (U.S. Department of Education, 2016).
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