Prepares students in any discipline at NMU to develop their English language abilities so that they can teach English to students who have not learned it as their first or native language. 

Eligibility for TESOL Minor

The TESOL minor is appropriate for students in any major: opportunities for teaching English arise internationally within a variety of academic disciplines and educational, corporate, governmental, and service organizations. Students will need to work closely with an advisor and create a plan for courses and their internship. To better understand the language-learning experience of their students and adapt to communities whose first language is not English, students who choose this minor must show evidence of completing two or more courses in a modern language by the time they finish the minor. 

Please note that in addition to the course requirements listed below, students pursuing a TESOL minor must also meet the following requirement:

  • Complete two college-level courses in a Modern Language other than English, unless approved by program director.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the English department page.

For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Total Credits Required 20

*With Advisor-Approved TESL/TEFL topic.

**Seniors can take a 500 level course if they are within one semester of graduating and have a 3.0 GPA.

***LG 250 has prerequisites of FR/GR/SN 202 or equivalent.