This minor satisfies the endorsement requirements for bilingual education and English Language Learner. This minor serves the goals and requirements of students wishing to teach in classrooms characterized by cultural and linguistic diversity. The Bilingual Education/TESL minor leads to K-12 endorsements in bilingual education and English Language Learners. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a non-English language in order to meet the bilingual education minor requirements. This is to be demonstrated by passing the foreign language examination assessment required by the State of Washington at the proficiency levels required for Bilingual Education candidates.
Candidates must be conditionally admitted to the CWU Teacher Certification program or have a signed non-certification waiver letter on file before admission to program. Candidates may take EDBL 312: Foundations of Bilingual Education, or EDBL 438: Teaching ESL before admission to program.
Before graduation, candidates must pass the foreign language examination assessment required by the State of Washington at the required proficiency level.