Director, Alan Seaman
Our mission for this degree program in the Intercultural Studies department 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 work.
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 M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies provides a solid foundation in ESL/EFL teaching, including courses in all of the major areas of the field. The required courses meet the standards for professional preparation established by TESOL, Inc., the international agency for English language teachers. Supervised teaching experiences focus on a broad range of instructional skills useful for a variety of classroom situations.
Wheaton College Graduate School
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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|
|INTR 531||Theological Foundations||2|
|Additional Required Courses|
|INTR 561||Intercultural Communication||4|
|INTR 573||Qualitative Research for Second Language Educators||2|
|INTR 611||Theoretical Foundations of TESOL Methodology||4|
|INTR 612||Descriptive English Grammar for TESOL||4|
|or INTR 606|
& INTR 607
| Descriptive English Grammar: Foundations|
and Descriptive English Grammar: Syntax and Discourse
|INTR 613||TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum||2|
|INTR 614||Curriculum and Materials Development for TESOL||2|
|INTR 615||Teaching Reading and Composition to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|INTR 616||English Phonology for ESL/EFL Teachers||2|
|INTR 617||Principles of ESL/EFL Assessment||2|
|INTR 619||Teaching Speaking and Listening to ESL/EFL Learners||2|
|Select 4 credits 1||4|
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.