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Teaching English Language Learners in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings

The TELL minor is an opportunity to expand your professional skill set in a way that brings tremendous benefit to future students. Today nearly one in five students in New Jersey’s public schools comes from a home where a language other than English is spoken. Many of these students are in the process of learning English as a second language and require expert teacher support to achieve their potential in school. The TELL minor will provide you with the highly specialized knowledge and skills to work effectively with students who are English language learners. School districts are seeking teachers with this expertise.

Career Opportunities

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Psychologist

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Teaching English Language Learners in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings

The TELL minor can be taken with any approved Preschool through Grade 3, K-6, Dual Degree Dual Certification or Subject Area teacher education major. Additionally, courses in the TELL Minor Program are open to students who do not plan to enroll in the minor, but who are nonetheless interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in working English language learners.

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