The TESL/TEFL Specialization provides graduates with practical, theoretical, and critical knowledge of methods for teaching the English language in various social and academic settings. The program features an integrated core in which a comprehensive understanding of the form and communicative functions of the English language is combined with both general and skill-specific (reading, writing, listening, speaking) pedagogical theories and applications. These courses are designed to promote reflective inquiry, to provide students with the necessary tools for ongoing professional growth, to serve as models of effective pedagogy, and to introduce students to the various ways in which instruction can be enhanced by contemporary technologies. The connection of theory and practice is enhanced through a variety of supervised teaching experiences, and the completion of a portfolio, project, or thesis.
Effective Spring 2014
|E 515||Syntax for ESL/EFL||3|
|E 526||Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language||3|
|E 527||Theories of Foreign/Second Language Learning||3|
|E 638||Assessment of English Language Learners||3|
|E 684B||Supervised College Teaching: ESL||2|
|Additional graduate credits 1||13|
|E 694||Independent Study: Portfolio||3|
|or E 698||Research: Project|
|Program Total Credits:||33|
A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this program.
A course in research methods in English is highly recommended. Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.