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Apply to Metropolitan State: Start the journey toward your English as a Second Language Minor for K-12 ESL licensure now. Learn about the steps to enroll or, if you have questions about what Metropolitan State can offer you, request information, visit campus or chat with an admissions counselor.
Program eligibility requirements
GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Students seeking additional K12 ESL licensure must already by admitted to the Urban Teacher Program seeking a major and Minnesota teaching license in another field. Students in non-teaching majors who want to add the ESL minor need to complete EDU 200 and EDU 203.
Students seeking additional K12 ESL licensure must also be able to demonstrate proficiency in both English and another language to meet licensing standard 3.A: "An English as a second language teacher demonstrates a high level of proficiency in English commensurate with the role of an instructional model and develops an awareness of the process of formal language learning by learning a second language through two years of second language instruction in a high school setting or one year of second language instruction in a postsecondary setting, or the equivalent."