Curriculum and Courses

Major in Teacher of English as a Second Language (PreK-6)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated.

Major Requirements (54 credits)
EDU 100 Introduction to Schooling and Education
EDU 108 Writing for Educators
PSY 214 Children’s Learning and Development
EDU 319 Students with Special Needs
EDU 498 Developing Language & Literacy I
EDU 499 Developing Language & Literacy II
EDU 447 Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
EDU 352 Issues in ESL/Bilingualism
EDU 311 Writing Workshop
EDU 436 Social Studies Methods
EDU 385 Inquiry-based Science Methods
EDU 304 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
EDU 355 Methods of Teaching ESL
EDU 360 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 452A ESL PreK-6 Initial Practicum (9 cr.)
SOC 316 Racial and Ethnic Groups
OR
SPA 412 Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.

NOTE: In addition to the courses for E.S.L. listed above, intermediate college-level proficiency in a language other than English is required. At Elms College, this proficiency means completion of SPA 201-202 or its equivalent.

BA Degree – Major in Teacher of English as a Second Language (5-12)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated.

Major Requirements (45 credits)
EDU 100 Introduction to Schooling and Education
EDU 108 Writing for Educators
PSY 214 Children’s Learning and Development
EDU 319 Students with Special Needs
EDU 352 Issues in E.S.L./Bilingualism
EDU 447 Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
EDU 498 Developing Language & Literacy I
EDU 499 Developing Language & Literacy II
EDU 311 Writing Workshop
EDU 330 Secondary Curriculum
EDU 355 Methods in Teaching E.S.L.
EDU 360 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 453A ESL 5-12 Initial Practicum (9 cr.)
SOC 316 Racial and Ethnic Groups
OR
SPA 412 Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.

NOTE: In addition to the courses for E.S.L. listed above, intermediate college-level proficiency in a language other than English is required. At Elms College, this proficiency means completion of SPA 201-202 or its equivalent.