Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Option (TESOL)

As a Master of Arts in English student, you must complete the major’s core requirements and 1 of our 4 options to earn your degree.

Along with a TESOL Option, we offer:

Core Requirements for the 2019-20 Catalog

Core Research Methods

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)

One course in the following areas (2 courses)

Core Literature 

MENG 6030* Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
MENG 6610* Advanced Studies in Genres (2-3)
MENG 6710* Variable Topics (2-3)

Core Seminars

MENG 6510 Seminars in Eminent Writers (2-3)
MENG 6520 Seminar in Shakespeare (3)

* May be repeated for elective credit with different content.

TESOL Option

TESOL Foundations

MED 6250 Second Language Acquisition:  Theories and Implementation (3)
MED 6270 Literacy Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (3)
MENG 6005 Intercultural Classroom Discourse (3)
MENG 6280 TESOL Practicum (1)
MENG 6410 Strategies and Methodology of Teaching ESL/Bilingual (3)
MENG 6420 English Phonology and Syntax for ESL/Bilingual Teachers (3)
MENG 6450 ESL/Bilingual Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Practices (3)

Possible schedule to meet requirements in 4 semesters

Fall semester

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)
MED 6250 Second Language Acquisition:  Theories and Implementation (3)
MENG 6410 Strategies and Methodology of Teaching ESL/Bilingual (3)

Spring semester

MENG 6XXX Core (3)
MED 6270 Literacy Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (3)
MENG 6450 ESL/Bilingual Assessment:  Theory, Methods, and Practices (3)

Summer semester

MENG 6XXX Core (3)
MENG 6420 English Phonology and Syntax for ESL/Bilingual Teachers (3)
MENG 6XXX Elective (3)

Fall semester

MENG 6005 Intercultural Classroom Discourse (3)
MENG 6280 TESOL Practicum (1)
MENG  6XXX Elective (2)