English: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Required Courses
TESL Core Courses
ENGL 5243Teaching English as a Second Language3
ENGL 5313Internship, Teaching English as a Second Language3
ENGL 5333Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language: Testing3
Linguistics Core Courses
ENGL 5123Approaches to Language Acquisition3
ENGL 5130Studies in English Grammar3
ENGL 5143Descriptive Linguistics3
Hours Subtotal18
Thesis
ENGL 5000Master's Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Sample Electives 1
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Language and Linguistics
History of the English Language
Language in America
Phonetics and Phonology
Seminar in Linguistics
Syntax
Sociolinguistics
Seminar in British Literature of the 16th Century
Language Development
Teaching Methodology
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Studies in Teaching English as a Second Language
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
Topics in Second Language Acquisition
Advanced Computing Applications in Education
EDLE 5313
Language Arts in the Curriculum
Cultural Studies
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 34 Hours

Required Courses
TESL Core Courses
ENGL 5243Teaching English as a Second Language3
ENGL 5313Internship, Teaching English as a Second Language3
ENGL 5333Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language: Testing3
Linguistics Core Courses
ENGL 5123Approaches to Language Acquisition3
ENGL 5130Studies in English Grammar3
ENGL 5143Descriptive Linguistics3
Hours Subtotal18
Creative Component
ENGL 5210Sem or Directed Study1
Hours Subtotal1
Sample Electives 1
Select 15 hours of the following:15
Language and Linguistics
History of the English Language
Language in America
Phonetics and Phonology
Seminar in Linguistics
Syntax
Sociolinguistics
Seminar in British Literature of the 16th Century
Language Development
Teaching Methodology
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Studies in Teaching English as a Second Language
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
Topics in Second Language Acquisition
Advanced Computing Applications in Education
EDLE 5313
Language Arts in the Curriculum
Cultural Studies
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours34

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College MS Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (Maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000 or 6000 level
Plan II (coursework without thesis)
  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (Maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000 or 6000 level