The English as a Second Language major is intended to provide an education in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. This major does not provide certification for American public school teaching, but is intended to prepare students for teaching English in non-English-speaking countries. Internship possibilities through the Office of International Programs provide unique training for this major.
Requirements for the English as a Second Language Major:
Demonstration of English language proficiency by annual testing of English language skills
Completion of the Second Language Competency as follows:
Proficiency in a language not one's own at an intermediate level. Students demonstrate competency comparable to successful completion of second-year college course work in a foreign language. (This requirement is waived for non-native speakers of English.)