Master of Arts in TESOL with Initial Certification
|Education Courses (12 credits)|
|EDUC 5429||Philosophical Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 5442||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDTC 5401||Introduction to Educational Technology||3|
|SPED 5403||Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education||3|
|TESOL Courses (30 credits)|
|TSLA 5422||Teaching Grammar in Second Language Settings||3|
|TSLA 5423||Foundations of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education||3|
|or TSLA 5467||Language Acquisition|
|TSLA 5436||TESOL Methods and Materials Development||3|
|TSLA 5441||Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education||3|
|TSLA 6527||Testing and Assessment in TESOL and Bilingual Programs||3|
|TSLA 6451||Infusing Content Language into TESOL/Bilingual Curriculum (Grades 4-12)||3|
|TSLA 6530||Content Language and Reading Acquisition for English Language Learners and Special Needs Students||3|
|TSLA 6999A||Capstone Seminar in Inclusive Language Teaching||3|
|Select 1 elective course in consultation with advisor 1||3|
|Additional Certification Requirements 2|
|TSLA 6581||Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching 3||6|
|or TSLA 6588|
& TSLA 6589
| Directed Observation I for TESOL/DSAP Candidates|
and Directed Observation II for TESOL/DSAP Candidates
|TSLA 6582||TESOL Student Teaching and DSAP Seminar||3|
|Additional MA Certification Requirement|
|EDUC 6598||edTPA Portfolio 4||0|
Candidates with no school experience must complete TSLA 5951 Elementary TESOL/Bilingual Advanced Practicum OR
Based on transcript evaluation, some prior coursework (up to 12 credits) may apply toward the TESOL/Bilingual Education certification requirements. These replace elective credit.
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.
$300 edTPA license fee required. Taken concurrently with TSLA 6582.
- The State of Connecticut requires nine credits of bilingualism/language study. This may include undergraduate courses. Candidates who have not taken world language coursework have the option of taking College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests and receiving college credit to fulfill this requirement.