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K-12 English as a New Language

Gain the training and knowledge you need to be an effective and responsive teacher for English language learners. Through this minor, you will enhance your understanding of the English language as you develop new teaching, assessment and intercultural communication skills.

Why Study K-12 English as a New Language?

Students who did not learn English as their first language may face unique challenges in the classroom. A minor in K-12 English as a new language will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a responsive and effective teacher for English language learners. You will learn curriculum, instruction and assessment methods for teaching English to multicultural students in rural and urban settings, and you will also examine the sociocultural issues that can affect language learning. Our program provides you with rich experiences in and beyond the classroom to enhance your teaching skills and prepare you to thrive in your future classroom.

Advance your teaching competencies, develop your intercultural communication skills and enhance your knowledge of the English language with a K-12 English as a new language minor.

 

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K-12 English as a New Language

Minor
  Vermillion Main Campus

A minor in K-12 English as a new language will help you develop the skills needed to be an effective and responsive teacher for English language learners. You will take courses such as Teaching English as a New Language, Linguistics and Language Acquisition and Literacy Methods for English Language Learners. This minor can help set you apart after graduation, as it reflects that you are trained to help a variety of learners succeed in the classroom.

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Teacher Residency & Education

The Division of Teacher Residency & Education is focused on preparing effective, responsive teachers who can meet the needs of all students in today's schools. Through unique features such as a robust yearlong residency, an emphasis on technology and curriculum that recognizes a variety of learners, our division offers an enriching education for the next generation of educators.

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Get to know the faculty and staff in the Division of Teacher Residency & Education. Our faculty's K-12 experience informs their teaching; they know what it's like to manage a classroom, plan curriculum and teach a wide variety of learners, so they have the expertise necessary to prepare you for your future classroom.
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Daniel Mourlam

Associate Professor
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Nicki Carr

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Kristen DeMuth

Instructor
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Jing Williams

Associate Professor
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