Master of Arts in TESOL

MA in TESOL for Non-K-12 Educators

Education Courses
ED 0429Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ED 0512Contemporary Schooling in Society3
ED 0552Participatory Research and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
or ED 0499 Introduction to Educational Research
MD 0400Introduction to Educational Technology3
TESOL Courses
SL 0423Principles of Bilingualism3
or SL 0467 Language Acquisition
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
SL 0475Sociolinguistics3
SL 0527Testing and Assessment in TESOL and Bilingual Programs3
SL 0099Comprehensive Examination in TESOL and Bilingual/Multicultural Education0
Select 3 elective courses in consultation with advisor9
Total Credits33

MA in TESOL with Initial Certification

Education Courses
ED 0429Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ED 0442Educational Psychology3
MD 0400Introduction to Educational Technology3
SE 0405Exceptional Learners in the Mainstream3
TESOL Courses
SL 0423Principles of Bilingualism3
or SL 0467 Language Acquisition
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
SL 0441Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education3
SL 0451Infusing Content Language Instruction into TESOL/Bilingual Programs3
SL 0527Testing and Assessment in TESOL and Bilingual Programs3
Select 3-5 elective courses in consultation with advisor 19-15
Select 3 courses in areas of bilingualism in consultation with advisor 29
Additional Certification Requirements
SL 0581Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching 36
SL 0582TESOL/Bilingual Student Teaching and DSAP I Seminar3
Additional MA Degree Requirements
ED 0499Introduction to Educational Research3
ED 0512Contemporary Schooling in Society3
SL 0099Comprehensive Examination in TESOL and Bilingual/Multicultural Education0
Total Credits60-66
1

Must include one course in English Language Syntax and Composition.

2

May include undergraduate courses.

3

Includes 7-8 weeks in an elementary and 7-8 weeks in a secondary TESOL education placement. A passing grade of B or better in student teaching is required.

Note: Based on transcript evaluation, some prior coursework may apply toward the TESOL/Bilingual Education certification requirements.

MA in TESOL: Concentration in Leadership in English Acquisition Pedagogy

English Syntax and Composition
SL 0422Teaching Grammar in Second Language Settings3
Language Theory
SL 0420Linguistic Foundations of English Acquisition3
SL 0423Principles of Bilingualism3
or SL 0467 Language Acquisition
Culture and Intergroup Relations
SL 0475Sociolinguistics3
Linguistic and Academic Assessment
SL 0421Linguistics for Language Teachers3
SL 0527Testing and Assessment in TESOL and Bilingual Programs3
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching ESL
SL 0419Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom3
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
SL 0530Language and Reading Acquisition for English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs3
or SL 0451 Infusing Content Language Instruction into TESOL/Bilingual Programs
Additional Courses
SL 0433TESOL/Bilingual Advanced Practicum: Elementary3
or SL 0489 Secondary TESOL/Bilingual Advanced Practicum
SL 0540Special Topics in English Acquisition Pedagogy3
Total Credits33

MA in TESOL with Cross-Endorsement

Education Courses
ED 0429Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ED 0512Contemporary Schooling in Society3
ED 0552Participatory Research and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
or ED 0499 Introduction to Educational Research
MD 0400Introduction to Educational Technology3
TESOL Courses
SL 0423Principles of Bilingualism3
or SL 0467 Language Acquisition
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
SL 0475Sociolinguistics3
SL 0527Testing and Assessment in TESOL and Bilingual Programs3
Select 4-6 additional courses from the TESOL program in consultation with advisor 112-18
SL 0099Comprehensive Examination in TESOL and Bilingual/Multicultural Education0
Total Credits36-42
1

 Must include one course in English Syntax and Composition.

Cross-Endorsement in TESOL without the MA

Select 30 hours of approved coursework, including study in each of the following areas:30
English Syntax and Composition
Language Theory
Culture and Intergroup Relations
Linguistic and Academic Assessment
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching ESL
Total Credits30