M.A. in TESOL

This degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The principal goals of the program are to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with linguistic theory and practical skills for language teaching, and to prepare students for further study in Applied Linguistics.

This program is for students not interested in licensure to teach at the public school system. After completion of the degree, these students are qualified to teach anywhere (except the North Carolina public school system), or pursue further graduate work. In the program, they take the following classes, for a total of 36 hours:

A. 24 hours of required TESOL courses; these are as follows:

1. Linguistic Perspectives: Sociolinguistics (ENGL 615)

2. Foundations of ESL and Language Learning (ENGL 616)

3. Intro to Linguistics (ENGL 625)

4. ESL Methods and Materials Development: Listening and Speaking (ENGL 626)

5. ESL Methods and Materials Development: Reading and Writing (ENGL 627)

6. ESL Curriculum and Program Administration (ENGL 628)

7. Grammatical Foundations (ENGL 635)

8. TESOL Practicum (ENGL 683)

B. 12 hours of electives, upon approval of the advisor, to cater to their specific interests (going on for a doctorate, for example)

 

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