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M.A. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics

The M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics prepares teachers to work with adult learners of English in a wide range of ESL and EFL settings. The program is rooted in the intimate connection between research and practice in language learning and teaching. It melds linguistic, pedagogical, and contextual dimensions of classroom language learning, and emphasizes informed professionalism in the teacher’s work. The program aims to produce highly competent language teachers who know how language classrooms work and who understand the complex interrelationships among classroom teaching, second language acquisition, curriculum and program design, materials development, assessment, and teacher development.  All students will complete a total of 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.A. program will be based on evaluations of

 

1.    undergraduate grade record,

2.    level of achievement on the Graduate Record Examination General Test,

3.    three letters of recommendation, and

4.    undergraduate exposure to linguistics and related course work,

5.    statement of purpose,

6.    curriculum vitae.

 

Students not satisfying requirement (4) may be admitted, but may be required to do course work prerequisite to introductory graduate courses.

 

Foreign Language Requirements

Reading knowledge of one foreign language approved by the department.

 

Thesis

Optional; maximum of 4 credit hours.

 

Final Examination

None.

View Typical M.A. TESOL/Applied Linguistics Program Schedules here.

Core courses
T510:  Modern English Grammar
S511:  Second Language Syntax
T514:  English Phonology for Language Learning and Teaching
S532:  Models of Second Language Acquisition
T534:  Methods in Teaching ESL/EFL to Adults (TESOL)
T535:  TESOL Practicum
T550:  Language Testing

Three elective courses
We suggest one in each of the areas of language and culture, pedagogy, and language analysis. We encourage students to take one course at the 600 level. Electives are chosen in consultation with the advisor.

TESOL Courses
T510:  Modern English Grammar
S511:  Second Language Syntax
T514:  English Phonology for Language Learning and Teaching
T522:  Survey of Applied Linguistics
S532:  Models of Second Language Acquisition
T534:  Methods in Teaching ESL/EFL to Adults (TESOL)
T535:  TESOL Practicum
T538:  L2 Reading and Writing
T539:  Pragmatics and Second Language Learning
T550:  Language Testing
T556:  Language Learning Technology
T560:  American Culture

Second Language Studies Courses
S511:  Second Language Syntax
S512:  Second Language Phonology
S532:  Models of Second Language Acquisition
S533:  Second Language Acquisition Research Design
S536:  Research in Second Language Pedagogy
S605:  Second Language Processing
S622:  World Englishes
*T600: Topics in TESOL and Applied Linguistics632 Current Research in SLA
T640:  Discourse Analysis
T660:  Contrastive Discourse
T690:  Advanced Readings in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
T695:  M.A. Thesis Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
*T700:  Seminar on Current issues in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
*T711:  Seminar on Applied Linguistics (Second Language Studies)