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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Minor - Teaching English as a Second Lan

Minor - Teaching English as a Second Lan


Learning to teach English as a second language is important in today's world for practical, cultural, and intellectual reasons. Those who have the ability to teach a second language have a clear advantage in many fields, becoming "citizens of the world" in a time when communication with and an understanding of other cultures are paramount.

Course Requirements

A minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) requires 15 hours of TESL courses. Students must complete TESL 380 and Ling/TESL 395, and 9 credit hours from the following courses: TESL 531, TESL 535, TESL 542, TESL 545, TESL 547, TESL 550, TESL 552, and TESL 592. Students wishing to add an ESL endorsement to a Mississippi teaching license are advised to take the required courses: TESL 531, TESL 542, TESL 547, and TESL 592.

Other Academic Requirements

Grades lower than C in TESL courses will not be counted toward the minor in TESL.

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