The TESOL minor assists students in their preparations to teach English to non-native speakers. This program introduces them to topics in linguistics, language acquisition, and language teaching, and provides students an awareness of the importance of language in our society.

UNI is the only university in Iowa to offer a TESOL major or minor, and students from our program graduate prepared to meet the growing demand for teachers with experience and knowledge in teaching emergent bilingual students.

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Pass Rate

Our recent graduates in TESOL had 100 percent pass rate on Praxis II exam

Top Ranked

UNI is home to a top ranked teacher preparation program, known around the Midwest for excellence.

Unique Program

UNI is the only university in Iowa to offer a TESOL major or minor.


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Many TESOL majors participate in the TESOL club, a student organization dedicated to improving education for emergent bilinguals by engaging future teachers on all things TESOL and applied linguistics. This club can be a fun way to engage with the campus community and beyond while also practicing and refining one's skills in TESOL and linguistics skills through educational and recreational activities.


Community Engagement

Working with local communities is an important part of the TESOL Teaching experience. As part of coursework, you will have the opportunity to engage with local immigrant and refugee communities to do things like teach adult English learners, provide after-school support to students, and participate in community activities.