• English as a Second Language Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    Pedagogy (Elementary or Secondary)
    English as a Second Language Content

    Education Courses

    NOTE: Undergraduate students register for EDU classes until admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

    GED 7801 Intro to Advanced Teacher Thinking, 0cr
    EDU 1150/GED 7815 Schools & Society, 4cr
    EDU 1250/GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr
    EDU 3500/GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    EDU 3260/GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7878 Teaching ESL and World Languages K-12 Part I, 4cr
    GED 7896 K-12 Student Teaching, 8cr
    GED 7050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2 cr

    English as a Second Language Courses

    ESL 8100 Linguistics for Language Teachers, 4cr
    ESL 8110 Language and Society, 4 cr
    ESL 8120 Pedagogical Grammar and Discourse, 4cr
    ESL 8130 Exploring Learner Language and SLA, 4cr
    ESL 7770 Critical Praxis in TESOL, 4 cr (prerequisite for ESL 7776)
    ESL 7753 Testing and Evaluation of English Language Learners, 2cr
    ESL 7776 ESL Methods, 4 cr (take semester prior to student teaching)

    To get an ESL license in Minnesota, candidates need to show that they have learned a language other than English. The minimum requirement is either two years in high school or two semesters in college, documented with a transcript. Candidates whose first language is not English, or who have acquired another language in other ways, should discuss their case with Hamline staff.

    Completing your MAT degree 

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, you can enroll in the first of two degree completion courses


    Features: 8 credits, 2 four-credit courses 
    GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits) 
    GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits) or GED 8490: Capstone Project (4 credits)