Teaching English as a Second Language (Minor)

The ESL Add-On Licensure program is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that requires students to take courses in linguistics, second language acquisition as well as ESL teaching methodology and strategies appropriate for the ESL classroom.

Why choose to minor in Teaching English as a Second Language?

With a TESOL minor you will gain skills in reading, writing, analyzing, and researching to prepare you for a wide range of careers. The TESOL minor may even take you overseas to teach English as a second language. The minor can lead to careers in advertising, public relations, marketing, finance, journalism, publishing, editing, technical writing , the arts, or the public or nonprofit sectors.

What Will You Learn?

Fayetteville State Univeristy traces its literary roots to Charles Waddell Chesnutt, lawyer, activist, and the first great African American novelist. At the Howard School, as FSU was know then, Chesnutt--the son of a cofounder--rose from pupil to principal. He later began a new chapter in American letters with works such as The Conjure Woman and The House Behind the Cedars. You will learn from faculty--distinguished scholars, experienced editors and award-winning authors--who are building on Chesnutt's legacy.

What Will You Do?

Teach English as a Second Language at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels in private or public schools; in adult education settings; for non-profit organizations (U.S. Peace Corps); be a private tutor or companies in international business settings.

Faculty and Staff
  • Dr. Ji Young Kim (Chair)
  • Dr. Beth Bir (Assistant Chair)
  • Ms. Vickie Bannon (Administrative Support Associate)
  • Dr. Trela Anderson
  • Dr. Sara Boissonneau
  • Dr. Brenda Hammack
  • Dr. Brooksie Harrington
  • Dr. Eric Hyman
  • Ms. LaTasha Jones
  • Dr. Nicole McFarlane
  • Dr. Edward McShane
  • Dr. Joshua Murray
  • Dr. Micki Nyman
  • Dr. Maria Orban
  • Dr. Dean Swinford
  • Dr. Charles Tryon
  • Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis
  • Professor Carole Weatherford
  • Ms. Toni Thomas
  • Ms. Crystal Edmonds
  • Ms. Yuri Abdul-Latif
  • Dr. Dorothy Tatum