2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Equivalent of at least two years of college-level study of a foreign language is required.

36 credits

Degree requirements

ENG 520 or the equivalent will be required but will not count towards required credits in the degree.

Major requirements

ENG 616Introduction to Theories of Language Learning

3

ENG 617Methods for Teaching English Language Learners

3

ENG 618Materials Development for Teaching English Language Learners

3

ENG 619Assessment in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

ENG 624Foundations of Second Language Acquisition

3

Directed electives

15 credits from

ENG 605Teaching in English Studies

3 TO 9

ENG 621Meaning and Structure in English

3

ENG 622History of the English Language

3

ENG 623Phonetics and Phonology

3

ENG 625Phonology

3

ENG 626Morphology and Syntax

3

ENG 627Sociolinguistics

3

ENG 628Language and Culture

3

ENG 629Topics in Applied Linguistics

3

ENG 630Contrastive Analysis

3

ENG 631Historical Linguistics

3

ENG 632Discourse Analysis

3

ENG 682Topics in English Linguistics

3

ENG 684Topics in Second Language Acquisition

3

ENG 686Topics in Linguistics

3

ENG 693Writing in the Profession

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Students will take ENG 605 for 3 credits. 

Research requirements

ENG 601Research in English Studies

3

and

RES 697Research Paper

1 TO 3

or

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

Total Credit Hours: 36

Depending on the nature of the student’s research, the student may also be advised to take one or more courses in Experimental Design and Statistics in addition to other course work.