Minor in TESOL

Units required for minor: 18

Program Description

The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.


  • All coursework for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor must be taken at Sacramento State.
  • Students choosing to major in English may NOT minor in TESOL.

Program Requirements

ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language3
ENGL 110PSecond Language Learning and Teaching3
ENGL 110QEnglish Grammar for ESL Teachers3
ENGL 125EAcademic Reading and Writing for Second Language Students3
ENGL 125FTeaching Oral Skills3
Elective course to be chosen from the English 110 series3
Total Units18

Note: Courses being applied to other degree programs (e.g., to Spanish majors) cannot also be applied to the TESOL Minor. See the TESOL Coordinator for prior approval of substitute courses.