M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

College of Arts and Humanities
Required Courses
ENG 575Structure Of Modern English3
ENG 576Curriculum and Materials for TESL3
ENG 581Teaching Reading And Writing To Esl Stds3
ENG 587ESL Practicum I3
LIN 540Sociolinguistics3
ENG/LAN 583Second Language Acquisition3
LAN 500Methods and Materials of Research in Second Language Education3
LAN 503Techniques of Second Language Teaching3
Students submitting equivalent courses for any of the above may substitute, under advisement, courses from the electives below.
Electives may be drawn from the following areas and are subject to adviser approval: LAN, LIN, ENG, SPA, EDR, EDM, EDT, EDF, other.12
Total Credits36

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LIN 501 Introduction to Linguistics (if applicable, pre-requisite course) 3
LAN 500 Methods and Materials of Research in Second Language Education 3
LAN 503 Techniques of Second Language Teaching 3
Elective (e.g., ENG/LAN 569) 3
Semester Two
ENG 583
Second Language Acquisition
or Second Language Acquisition
ENG 581 Teaching Reading And Writing To Esl Stds 3
ENG 575 Structure Of Modern English 3
Year Two
Semester Three
LIN 540 Sociolinguistics 3
ENG 576 Curriculum and Materials for TESL 3
Elective 3
Semester Four
ENG 587 ESL Practicum I 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits39