Course Requirements

A minor in Teaching English Language Learners in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings (TELL) provides undergraduate teacher education candidates obtaining single or dual certification in Early Childhood (P-3), Elementary Education or a P-12 Subject Area* with additional knowledge and skills to work effectively with children who are learning English is a second language. Students wishing to pursue teaching careers in the many New Jersey school districts serving culturally and linguistically diverse students will gain a solid foundation in bilingualism, second language acquisition, and developmentally appropriate teaching techniques that support the academic achievement of English language learners in general education and inclusive education settings. This program has an early childhood and elementary education focus.

Minor Required Total: 18 credits
Complete 18 semester hours, including the following 6 required courses(s):
Number Name Hours
LNGN220 Structure of American English 3
TELL 370 Sociocultural Foundations for Working with English Language Learners in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings 3
TELL 371 Language Development and Bilingualism in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
TELL 472 Literacy and the Bilingual Learner in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
TELL 473 Second Language Content Learning in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
TELL 474 Practicum in Teaching English Language Learners in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3

*Candidates obtaining P-12 Subject Area certification should be aware that the TELL program of study has an early childhood/elementary education focus and is most appropriate for candidates who are likely to teach in a P-6 school setting.

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