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TESL Master’s Degree

One Year Intensive Course load:

This course sequence is designed for those students who wish to complete the Master’s Degree Program in the shortest amount of time. It is not recommended for the average student or for those who are current teachers. Please meet with Dr. Wu to discuss this sequence at length before making the decision to follow it.

*Please note that this is only a recommendation and that classes may not be offered during these times by the college*

Fall Semester-

  • ESLM 577 Sociolinguistics/Cultural Foundations of ESL
  • ESLM 578 Theory and Practice of Teaching ESL
  • ESLM 579 Language and Literacy for ESL
  • ESLM 687 Faculty/Student Research

Spring Semester-

  • ESLM 525 Second Language Acquisition
  • ESLM 545 English Structure & Proficiency Assessment
  • ESLM 587 Curriculum, Methods, & Assess. for ESL/Bil Education
  • ESLM 688 Practicum for Second Language Teachers
  • ESLM 700 Comprehensive Exam

***EDFN508 & the Graduate Level Elective can be taken in the Summer prior to starting the program or at another pre-approved higher education institution before or during the academic school year. Contact Dr. Wu for approval and further instructions.

One Year Course load with a Full Summer in the Global Graduate Program:

This course sequence is designed for those students who wish to complete the majority of their classes overseas; however, it can be easily adapted to by switching out those classes taken in the summer for the course sequence above. For more detailed and up-to-date information on the courses being offered during the summer semester in Spain, please visit the Graduate Global Programs website.

Summer Semester-

(These classes are offered, but it is not recommended that all be taken in one summer. The remaining classes can be made up in the Spring Semester)

  • EDFN 508 Introduction to Educational Research
  • ESLM 525 Second Language Acquisition
  • ESLM 545 English Structure & Proficiency Assessment
  • ESLM 578 Theory and Practice of Teaching ESL
  • ESLM 587 Curriculum, Methods, & Assess. for ESL/Bil Education

Fall Semester-

  • ESLM 577 Sociolinguistics/Cultural Foundations of ESL
  • ESLM 578 Theory and Practice of Teaching ESL
  • ESLM 579 Language and Literacy for ESL
  • ESLM 687 Faculty/Student Research

Spring Semester-

(These classes should fill in the gap not taken during the Summer in Mallorca)

  • ESLM 525 Second Language Acquisition
  • ESLM 545 English Structure & Proficiency Assessment
  • ESLM 587 Curriculum, Methods, & Assess. for ESL/Bil Education
  • ESLM 688 Practicum for Second Language Teachers
  • ESLM 700 Comprehensive Exam
  • Graduate Level Elective

***EDFN508 & the Graduate Level Elective can be taken in the Spring or at another pre-approved higher education institution before or during the academic school year. Contact Dr. Wu for approval and further instructions.

Two Year Course load:

Fall Semester-

  • EDFN 508 Introduction to Educational Research
  • ESLM 578 Theory and Practice of Teaching ESL
  • ESLM 579 Language and Literacy for ESL

Spring Semester-

  • ESLM 525 Second Language Acquisition
  • ESLM 545 English Structure & Proficiency Assessment
  • ESLM 587 Curriculum, Methods, & Assess. for ESL/Bil Education

Fall Semester-

  • ESLM 577 Sociolinguistics/Cultural Foundations of ESL
  • ESLM 687 Faculty/Student Research
  • *Graduate Level Elective*

Spring Semester-

  • ESLM 688 Practicum for Second Language Teachers
  • ESLM 700 Comprehensive Exam
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