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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master of Arts in TESOL Program Curriculum

Graduate students enrolled in the master of arts degree program will complete coursework in the School of Education as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and potentially other departments at KU. Students will complete coursework in areas such as linguistics, anthropology and sociology, for example. This provides the student an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in education as well as TESOL.

Upon admission, graduate students will be assigned an advisor who is a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Students should plan to meet with their advisor prior to enrolling in their first semester of study, and prior to every semester thereafter, until all degree requirements are fulfilled.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
C&T 709 Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction 3
C&T 826 Linguistic Analysis for Teaching ESOL 3
C&T 823 Intercultural Competence for Teaching ESOL 3
C&T 820 Methods of Teaching ESOL 3
C&T 822 Second Language Acquisition for Teaching ESOL 3
C&T 821 Assessment in TESOL 3
EPSY 715 Understanding Research in Education 3
  Non-C&T Elective #1 3
  Non-C&T Elective #2 3
  Non-C&T Elective #3 3
  Non-C&T Elective #4 3
  Seclect one of the following:  
C&T 989 Master's Project 3
C&T 899 Master's Thesis 3

Individuals who already hold an initial teaching license in Kansas and are looking to add a licensure endorsement in TESOL must complete C&T 825: Advanced Practicum in TESOL (3 credit hours) in addition to the required courses listed above. 

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