The TESOL minor is a set of courses that are related to teaching English to speakers of other languages. This minor primarily is for students who are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, whether that be teaching English abroad or teaching ESL students in U.S. public schools (K-12). It is also appropriate for students who are going into social work or other professions that require regular interaction with nonnative English speakers.
The TESOL minor will not certify students to teach in New Hampshire public schools (K-12). For that purpose, students must complete the ESL certification program that is offered at the graduate level by the Education and English departments. However, the coursework in this minor will provide a very good foundation for students who want to later pursue ESL certification or an M.A. in TESOL at UNH or another institution. English Teaching majors may double-count ENGL 791 towards both their teaching major and the TESOL minor. Teaching majors who intend to later get dual certification in English and ESOL may use ENGL 719/LING 719 and its pre-requisite ENGL 405/LING 405 to satisfy their race requirement.