Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Major – B.S. Degree

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Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Major (91-100 cr)

B. Elective Requirements (None)

C. Cognate Requirements (9-18 cr)

D. Non-Credit Requirements (0 cr)

E. Concentration

Candidates must complete the TESOL concentration:

TESOL Concentration All Grades (36 cr)

II. TESOL Concentration - Elective Requirements (0-12 cr)

Electives if needed, under advisement, from one of the concentration-related areas to complete a total of thirty-six credit hours in the concentration.

Select from the following courses:

III. TESOL Concentration - Cognate Requirements (12 cr)

  • Foreign Language (through ML 201 at a minimum) 0-9 cr
  • Foreign Language not previously studied (through ML 101 at a minimum) 0-3 cr

NOTE:  At least one of the modern languages studied must be from the following:  American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese or Japanese

F. Candidate Qualifications

1. Candidates who seek to transfer within the college to a TESOL Education major must meet with the advisement coordinator. Such a candidate must have a minimum cumulative Oswego GPA of 3.00 to declare the major.

2. Candidates must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA throughout the TESOL Education sequence including each field experience and student teaching. Candidates whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.50 will be deregistered from the education courses.

3. Each candidate is provided two placements for student teaching through the Field Placement Office. Due to the large number of placements that must be coordinated, candidates cannot request placements. Assigned placements must be accepted by candidates or candidates will risk waiting for a reassignment in a future semester.

4. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses within the major core, cognate, and concentration area courses ofthe degree.


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