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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: English as a Second Language (ESL)


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  18

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.67 (B-)

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or better in ELL 470, ELL 475, ELL 480 and ELL 485.

Contact Information: Mary Mahoney-O’Neil, Assistant Dean, 144 Shibles Hall 581-2484 or 581-2435


Note: if a student is pursuing an ESL area of specialization for the B.S. degree in Elementary Education, they cannot also obtain an ESL minor.

A minor in English as a Second Language (ESL) would provide students with the opportunity to explore this unique population and examine diversity, language acquisition, and culture differences.  In addition to studying the ESL field, the minor also provides students with the required coursework to receive endorsement 660 from the Maine Department of Education in ESL, after successful completion of the minor coursework and the ESL Praxis 2 exam. 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) minor is offered through the College of Education and Human Development and consists of 18 credits distributed among ESL courses (12 credits), a multicultural course (3 credits) and an elective course (3 credits). Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or better in ELL 470, ELL 475, ELL 480 and ELL 485 and the overall GPA for the 18 credit ESL minor must average a B- (2.67). If a student is pursuing an ESL area of specialization for the B.S. degree in Elementary Education, they cannot also obtain an ESL minor.

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