English as a Second Language (ESL) Education
The English education major, offered through the Department of English
is an undergraduate program that focuses on the knowledge, skills and
dispositions needed to teach English to students, ages 10 through 21.
Successful candidates in the program earn a bachelor of arts degree and a
Wisconsin teaching license in English education (73-300). In addition,
English education majors may complete an optional concentration in
broadfield language arts, resulting in a broadfield language arts
license (73-301). The broadfield language arts licenses allows teachers
to teach general-level speech and journalism courses.
In addition to specific general education coursework, students complete a
wide-variety of courses in the major that provide opportunities to
develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful teachers. The
major requires coursework focusing on child development, pre-primary
curriculum development, teaching methodology, and family/community
Advising and Program Support
Students majoring in English education are provided with advisers in both the English major and the School of Education Advising, Recruitment and Retention Office.
In addition to academic advising, faculty and professional advisers
offer English education majors preparatory support for the Praxis Core
and Praxis II standardized tests, as well as professional development
English education graduates are well prepared to teach children in
diverse, classroom settings. One hundred percent of our recent English
education graduates who sought employment in the field have been hired
within one year of graduation.