Course Requirements

Course Requirements M.A. in Teaching ESL Program

For course description, check the current graduate catalog. The information below corresponds to Graduate Catalogue 2020-21

Core Course 30 credits
Electives  6 credits
Total 36-39* credits
Core Courses – 30 credits
ENGL  5040 English Phonology 3
ENGL  5050 English Morphology and Syntax 3
ENGL  5220 Academic Text Writing 3
ENGL  5240 Teaching Writing in the Classroom to Students of English (ELLS) 3
ENGL  6090 Reading in a Second Language 3
ENGL  6100 Theories and Principles of TESOL 3
ENGL  6113 Materials and Techniques for Teaching English to Students 3
ENGL  6170 Assessment and Evaluation of Linguistic Abilities 3
ENGL  6530 Research Methods 3
*ENGL One Literature Course 3
Distributives – 6 creditsYou will take six (6) credits from the following courses:
ENGL  5030 Principles of Linguistics 3
*ENGL 5110 Teaching Literature in ELLs Class 3
*ENGL 5210 Dramatic Literature 3
*ENGL 5230 Literature for Young Readers 3
ENGL  5290 Psycholinguistics 3
ENGL  5320 Sociolinguistics 3
ENGL  5330 First and Second Language Acquisition 3
ENGL  5340 Sociolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism 3
ENGL  6120 Sociocultural Aspects of the United States and Puerto Rico 3
ENGL  6130 Fundamentals of Bilingual Education 3
ENGL  6150 Translation 3
ENGL  6180 Use of Technology in TESOL 3
*ENGL 6260 Contemporary US Literature 3
*ENGL 6310 Contemporary Literature 3
*ENGL 6350 Representative Works of English Literature 3
ENGL  6600 Supervision in TESOL 3
ENGL  6610 Curriculum Design in TESOL 3
ENGL  6913 Research Methods in Bilingual Education 3
ENGL Special Topics 3
SPAN  6140 Teaching Spanish as a Second Language 3
Exit requirement options – 0-3 credits
Select one of the following options:
ENGL 6970 (Integrative Seminar) 3
ENGL 6992A (Research Project in MA-TESL) 3
ENGL Comprehensive Exams 0

* Students must take one literature course as a core course.  They make take any others as electives.