M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (On Campus)
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Requirements for the Master of Arts in TESOL (On Campus)
The program leading to the Master of Arts in TESOL comprises 11 courses, including both required and elective options, totaling 33 units.
|TESL 505||Second-language Acquisition||3|
|TESL 515||Teaching English Grammar||3|
|TESL 525||Teaching English Pronunciation||3|
|TESL 545||Second-language Pedagogy I 1||3|
|TESL 550||Second-language Pedagogy II||3|
|TESL 557||Reflective Teaching 1||3|
|TESL 560||Language Program Design||3|
|TESL 570||Second-language Assessment||3|
|Select at least one of the following (if both selected, one counts as an elective):||3|
|Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching|
|Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Research Methods in TESOL 2|
|Students select one course from a variety of electives. Options include:||3|
|Special Topics in TESOL|
|Critical Perspectives on Christianity and English Language Teaching|
|Teaching EFL with Children|
|Thesis Preparation 3|
|Readings in TESOL|
Required course for the TEFL Certificate
TESL 589 is required if thesis option is chosen. If the portfolio option is chosen, TESL 589 can be taken as an elective.
TESL 590 may be repeated for credit
Thesis or Portfolio
To complete the program, students choose either to create a professional portfolio or write a thesis. Students who choose the portfolio must enroll in TESL 580 and develop a portfolio that demonstrates competence in each of the TESOL program learning outcomes. Students who elect to write a thesis must enroll in TESL 589 or a comparable course in research methods. Most students who elect to write a thesis will also enroll in TESL 590 as their second elective. After completing the thesis, students must provide an oral defense.
Students may begin TESOL studies in either Fall I (September) or Spring I (February).
The program is offered in a four-session format: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, and Spring II. Full-time students typically enroll in two courses per session and can complete the entire program in approximately six sessions (one-and-a-half years). Part-time students taking one course each term can complete the program in about three years.