Department of Instructional Design and Technology / TESOL

Program of Study

NOTE: All MA-TESOL coursework is only offered online.

Core Courses - 21 hrs

 

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

TS 700 

Linguistics for Language Teachers

3

TS 701

Introduction to Graduate Research

3

TS 719

Language Assessment & Evaluation

3

TS 720

Second Language Acquisition   

3

TS 730

Cross-Cultural Communication

3

TS 734

Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language         

3

TS 735

Practicum in TESOL  

3

 

Program Electives - 12 hrs

 

TS 710

Sociolinguistics      

3

TS 770

Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition 

3

TS 780

Structure of English 

3

TS 790

Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

3

 

Open Electives - 3 hrs required

 

ED 535

Cultural Awareness for Educators

3

IT 700

Foundations of Instructional Technology  

3

EG 715

Seminar in Rhetoric 

3

EG 770

Seminar in Linguistics

3

EL 721

Reading Theory and Literacy Practices: Elementary 

3

EL 723

Reading Theory and Literacy Practices: Secondary

3

ED 837

Brain-Based learning for educators

3

EG 790

Seminar in Pedagogy 

3

TS 732

Special Topics in TESOL

3

EL 821

Reading Curriculum Development and Strategies

3

 

Thesis - 6 hrs

 

TS 800

Thesis Hours

6

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

  

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. Please note some materials listed below need to be completed the semester before you anticipate graduation.

  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 1 for Summer graduation,
    - July 1 for Fall, and
    - November 1 for Spring.

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