This minor satisfies the endorsement for English Language Learner. This minor prepares students to teach in classrooms where linguistically diverse students are enrolled. While the bilingual/TESL minor leads to a bilingual education endorsement, the TESL minor leads to an English Language Learners endorsement. Students must complete, or have already completed, one year of study in a foreign or second language or the equivalent (at either the high school or university level).
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.
EDBL 492 requires that four (4) required program courses be completed before enrollment.