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2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor

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This minor gives students a foundation in the theories and methods of teaching English as a Second Language. It also fulfills Michigan ESL endorsement requirements, provided that students meet all the general education, content major, and professional education requirements. For more information regarding teacher certification requirements with a minor, see the department of School of Education (Formerly Teaching, Learning & Curriculum) .

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Admission Requirements

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English-language proficiency before they are accepted into any program in the Department of English.  To qualify for admission, students must obtain at least a minimum composite score on one of the following exams:

  • Paper-based TOEFL (ITP) composite score of 600 
  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) composite score of 100
  • IELTS composite score of 7

The exam must be taken within two years prior to enrollment. Students who score below these levels may complete language requirements by enrolling in Intensive English Program courses (ENSL) on campus. For required scores on other standardized proficiency exams, contact the department.

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