A minor in English as a second language from Mount Mercy University gives non-teachers the tools and confidence to help others around them develop effective communication skills.

Mount Mercy’s ESL minor, offered through the university’s highly regarded Education Department, connects students with experienced and dedicated education faculty who have the expertise to reach and support people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Students gain a solid foundation for sharing vital written and verbal English skills in their personal and professional lives with non-native speakers.

A minor in English as a second language prepares you to work and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.

ESL minors can apply learned skills to work in a variety of careers, including:

  • Management
  • Communications, marketing or public relations
  • Social work or counseling
  • Human Recourses
  • Criminal Justice
  • Nursing

Coursework for gaining a minor in English as a second language (without a teaching endorsement) includes:

  • Grammar for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition
  • Language, Culture & Schooling
  • Assessment in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • ESL Methods for Teaching Academic Content
  • ESL Reading & Language Arts Methods & Practicum

Interested in studying education? ESL is offered as a teaching endorsement for Education majors. And for current educators ready to take the next step in their career, Mount Mercy University also offers a Master of Arts in Education program.

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