With a TESOL minor, you can teach English to speakers of other languages. A combined program of the Modern Languages and English departments, TESOL appeals to students from many majors and opens career doors that include teaching abroad. All TESOL minors complete a practicum as well as courses in TESOL theory and language acquisition.
- Graduates who can teach English abroad have many opportunities to experience different cultures, create lifetime memories, and make lifelong friends, all while developing their careers.
- TESOL minors can help meet the nation’s growing demand for people trained to work with new learners in English.
- The minor aligns with the standards for the Indiana license in English as a New Language, enhancing the skills and employability of MU teacher candidates.
- Kyle Grubbs ’12, a Spanish major and TESOL minor, was a teacher's aide for two third-grade classes before becoming an admissions counselor at MU.
- Ali Hagen ’12 majored in Spanish and minored in TESOL before teaching English as a Second Language in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She then joined International SOS, a medical and security assistance company, as an international operations coordinator.
- Sarah Plew ’12 majored in French and English, minored in TESOL, and spent the spring of 2010 in Strasbourg, France. After graduation, she worked for a nonprofit in Fort Wayne doing educational programming and writing. In September 2013, she returned to France where she teaches English through the Teaching Assistant Program In France (TAPIF).