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

College of Arts and Humanities
Prerequisite Course 1
LIN 501Introduction to Linguistics3
Required Courses
LAN 500Methods and Materials of Research in Second Language Education 23
LAN 504Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language 23
ENG 575Structure of Modern English 23
LIN 540Sociolinguistics 23
ENG 581Teaching Reading And Writing To Esl Stds3
ENG/LAN 583Second Language Acquisition3
ENG 576Curriculum and Materials for TESL 2,33
ENG 587ESL Practicum I 33
Electives 412
Select 12 credits from the following list of courses:
Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Computer Applications for Language Learning
Teaching Listening and Speaking to ESL/SL learners
Teaching Pronunciation to English Language Learners
Seminar In Second Language Education
Second Language (L2) Vocabulary Learning and Teaching
Content Based ESL Instruction
Assessment of ESL Students
Culminating Assessment Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam
MA TESOL candidates must also submit a culminating assessment portfolio and take a required comprehensive examination upon completion of the required coursework. Candidates must inform the Program Director of the completion plan to schedule the examination at their earliest convenience (no later than the beginning of the final semester).
Total Minimum Credits Required36

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
 Credits12
Semester Two
ENG 583
Second Language Acquisition
or Second Language Acquisition
3
ENG 581 Teaching Reading And Writing To Esl Stds 3
ENG 575 Structure of Modern English 3
 Credits9
Year Two
Semester Three
LIN 540 Sociolinguistics 3
ENG 576 Curriculum and Materials for TESL 3
Elective 3
 Credits9
Semester Four
ENG 587 ESL Practicum I 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits39