Director, Alan Seaman
Our goal for this degree program is to develop specialists in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages who demonstrate a high level of professionalism as the foundation for cross-cultural service.
This professional credential is designed to prepare English language teachers for positions in a wide variety of settings in the US and other countries. The stateside opportunities include teaching ESL in colleges and universities, language institutes, company-sponsored programs, and centers for new immigrants and refugees. Opportunities abroad include teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in colleges and universities, national secondary and elementary schools, language institutes, and international schools.
The requirement for this Master of Arts degree is 36 hours of course work:
|Biblical and Theological Studies Requirement|
|Select an approved 4-credit BITH course from the approved Category I list||4|
|LING 531||Theological Perspectives on Language and Education||2|
|Additional Required Courses|
|LING 561||Intercultural Communication||4|
|or INTR 561||Intercultural Communication|
|LING 573||Qualitative Research for Second Language Educators||2|
|LING 611||Theoretical Foundations of TESOL Methodology||4|
|LING 612||Descriptive English Grammar for TESOL (or LING 606 and LING 607)||4|
|LING 613||TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum||2|
|LING 614||Curriculum and Materials Development for TESOL||2|
|LING 615||Teaching Reading and Composition to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|LING 616||English Phonology for ESL/EFL Teachers||2|
|LING 617||Principles of ESL/EFL Assessment||2|
|LING 619||Teaching Speaking and Listening to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|Select 4 credits 1||4|
|Ccmp. Exam 2|
|LING 692||Comprehensive Examination||0|
The student will work with an advisor to determine the four credits of electives that best meet the student's background, interests, and goals. Access to the course offerings of undergraduate and other graduate programs at Wheaton enables the integration of intercultural studies with areas of specialization.
A comprehensive examination is required unless the student successfully completes a thesis.