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Overview of Course Requirements and Electives for MA in Teaching English as a Second Language.

  1. REQUIREMENTS

  2. ELECTIVES


Course Requirements

Distributed among 5 domains (30 credits):

Domain 1: Language

  • TESL 402: Principles of Linguistics for Teachers

  • TESL 420: Structure of Modern English

  • TESL 426: Advanced Linguistic Analysis

Domain 2: Culture

  • TESL 445: Language Variation

  • A choice of TESL 447:Pragmatics or another culture-related course, in consultation with your TESL/TEFL graduate advisor

Domain 3: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

  • TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language

  • A choice of another instruction-related course, in consultation with your TESL/TEFL graduate advisor

Domain 4: Assessment

  • TESL 468: Assessment of the Limited English Proficient Student

Domain 5: Professionalism

  • TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language

  • TESL 460: Second Language Acquisition

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Course Electives

Six credits (non-thesis option) worth of electives are selected from the list of 400-level courses in TESL and approved by your TESL graduate advisor. In addition, a limited number of courses offered by other departments may be taken as electives, in consultation with the advisor.

Courses which may be taken as electives include:

  • TESL 409: Research Design and Methods

  • TESL 430: Structure of Language

  • TESL 440 Language & Literacy3

  • TESL 442: Using Technology with Second Language Learners3

  • TESL 447: Pragmatics2

  • TESL 451: Lexically-Based Instruction3

  • TESL 452: Content-Based Instruction3

  • TESL 465: Experiential Preparation for Teaching English as a Second Language3

  • TESL 471: Evolution of Laws and Policies in Language Instruction

  • TESL 490: Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language (Topic varies)3

2 This course can fulfill one of the selectives identified under Domain 2: Culture

3 This course can fulfill one of the selectives identified under Domain 3: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction (TESL 490 Seminar can be counted toward a second course in Domain 3 if the topic being offered is appropriate to instruction; please be sure to consult your graduate advisor).

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