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Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


 MA (Master of Arts) TESOL Curriculum

Core Courses: 21 hours required

 

TS 700  Linguistics for Language Teachers

 (3 credit hours)

TS 701 Introduction to Graduate Research

 (3 credit hours)

TS 719 Language Assessment & Evaluation

 (3 credit hours)

TS 720 Second Language Acquisition   

 (3 credit hours)

TS 730 Cross-cultural Communication

 (3 credit hours)

TS 734 Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language         

 (3 credit hours)

TS 735 Practicum in TESOL  

 (3 credit hours)

Program Electives:  12 hours required

 

TS 710 Sociolinguistics      

 (3 credit hours)

TS 770 Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition 

 (3 credit hours)

TS 780 Structure of English 

 (3 credit hours)

TS 790 Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

 (3 credit hours)

Open Electives: 3 hours required

 

ED 535 Cultural Awareness for Educators

 (3 credit hours)

IT 700 Foundations of Instructional Technology  

 (3 credit hours)

EG 715 Seminar in Rhetoric 

 (3 credit hours)

EG 770 Seminar in Linguistics

 (3 credit hours)

EL 721 Reading Theory and Literacy Practices: Elementary 

 (3 credit hours)

EL 723 Reading Theory and Literacy Practices: Secondary

 (3 credit hours)

ED 837 Brain-based learning for educators

 (3 credit hours)

EG 790 Seminar in Pedagogy 

 (3 credit hours)

TS 732 Special Topics in TESOL

 (3 credit hours)

EL 821 Reading Curriculum Development and Strategies

 (3 credit hours)

Thesis: 6 credit hours

 

TS 800 Thesis Hours                                                     

 (6 credit hours)

Students who choose to do the 6-hour Thesis will take only 9 credit hours from Program Electives and will NOT take any Open Elective credit hours.

 

Total Required Credits:                                                               

 36 credit Hours

NOTE: ALL MATESOL coursework is offered online only.

Requirements for Degree Candidacy & Completion

Students who have met the admission requirements, submitted an approved degree plan/advisement form, and completed a minimum of six credit hours of course work in the graduate program will be admitted to degree candidacy.

Requirements for Degree Completion:

  1. Completion of all 21 Core Course credits successfully.

  2. Completion of all 12 Program Electives credits successfully. (Students who choose to do the 6-hour Thesis will take only 9 credit hours from Program Electives and will NOT take any Open Elective credit hours.)

  3. Completion of 3 Open Electives credits successfully (unless the candidate chose the thesis option).

  4. Successful completion of the TESOL Content PRAXIS Exam (Code 5361) with a score of 138 or higher.  You can find more information about this exam at http://www.ets.org/praxis/ks.

  5. All candidates must complete the degree with a total GPA of 3.0 (grades of C will have to be balanced with As and Bs to achieve an overall 3.0).  Otherwise, the candidate will be advised to re-take a class (or classes) to meet this condition.

  6. A total of 36 credit hours must be completed for both thesis and non-thesis option candidates.

  7. When a candidate is conditionally admitted, they are given a list of courses in which they MUST earn a grade of “B” or better before they are officially admitted to the program.

  8. All candidates must file an “Intent to Graduate Form” with the Graduate School by the following deadlines: March 1st for summer graduation, July 1st for fall, and November 1st for spring.  Please visit the following website to complete and submit this form  http://www.emporia.edu/grad/graduating-students/intent-to-graduate.html.  Please note that this form is to be completed the semester before you anticipate graduation.