TESOL Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in English with a TESOL Concentration

Concentration Requirements (12 units)

Students must complete at least 12 additional units in one of the following concentrations: Literature; English Pedagogy; TESOL. Breadth and Perspective courses not previously applied to the degree may fulfill concentration requirements. 

EDU525 Survey of Educational Research

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units)

EDU525-A
Shoup, John R.
09/04/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center A110
EDU525-B
Heyman, James R.
09/04/2018 - Online
EDU525-C
Ferko, Doreen J.
01/09/2019 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU525-B
Williams, Heather J.
01/09/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU525-A
Shoup, John R.
01/09/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU525-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU525-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

ENG543 Teaching Second Language Writing

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL / EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition (3 units)

ENG543-A
Walker, Deron
09/04/2018 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center B220

ENG546 Teaching Second Language Reading

As the title indicates, this course will be about reading in a second language, primarily, but not exclusively English. In particular, the class will emphasize teaching reading in English to learners whose native language is not English. Since research and theory inform sound pedagogical practice, we will also research and review research on a variety of relevant topics to teaching reading from both linguistic and educational perspectives. Finally, given the importance of literacy in so many contexts today, we will consider a multitude of variables which affect the teaching and learning of reading skills for both children and adults, in second and foreign language settings, and explore the implications of the research for all concerned. (3 units; Fall Even)

ENG546-A
Walker, Deron
01/09/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36A1

ENG553 Secnd Lang Curr Dev and Assmnt

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. (3 units)

ENG553-A
Liu, Carla
01/09/2019 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mission Hall 127

ENG573 Second Language Acquisition

This course is an introduction to some of the major concepts and key issues (theoretical and methodological) in the area of second language acquisition (SLA). During the first few weeks, the class will survey some of the major conceptual advances in second language acquisition research. During the second half of the course, students will have many opportunities to review seminal research articles and evaluate the findings of the research and their implications as applicable to the field of SLA. Each student will also have the opportunity to design his or her own study in an area of SLA that interests him or her. (3 units)

ENG599 Special Topics

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of English. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (1-3 Units)

ENG599-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/09/2019 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36A1

 


 

Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in TESOL

Competency Requirement (3 units)

EDU509 Educational Psychology

This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching/learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process. Four (4) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. 3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer

EDU509-A
Walters, Keith A
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-B
Walters, Keith A
09/04/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-C
Walters, Keith A
09/04/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-D
Walters, Keith A
09/04/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-B
Walters, Keith A
01/09/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-A
Walters, Keith A
01/09/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-C
Walters, Keith A
01/09/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

Core Requirements (12 units)

EDU501 Ldrship, Wrldviews, Cont Issues

Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy. Students are equipped with a foundational understanding of worldviews and leadership so as to be informed catalysts for change in education environments. (3 units)

EDU501-A
Moss, Joshua P.
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-B
Parker, Jonathan K
09/04/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-C
Heyman, James R.
01/09/2019 - Online
EDU501-B
Parker, Jonathan K
01/09/2019 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU501-A
Parker, Jonathan K
01/09/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU501-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

EDU522 Curriculum Theory and Developmnt

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units)

EDU522-C
Parker, Jonathan K
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM The Village at CBU 300
EDU522-B
Heyman, James R.
09/04/2018 - Online
EDU522-A
Parker, Jonathan K
09/04/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM The Village at CBU 300
EDU522-A
Parker, Jonathan K
01/09/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU522-B
Parker, Jonathan K
01/09/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU522-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN

EDU525 Survey of Educational Research

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units)

EDU525-A
Shoup, John R.
09/04/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center A110
EDU525-B
Heyman, James R.
09/04/2018 - Online
EDU525-C
Ferko, Doreen J.
01/09/2019 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU525-B
Williams, Heather J.
01/09/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU525-A
Shoup, John R.
01/09/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU525-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU525-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

Choose one:

EDU521 Theories of Learning and Teachng

Examination of principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive, and social theories. (3 units)

EDU542 Models of Teaching and Learning

Students explore varied strategies of instruction from four families of teaching models: behavioral, social, personal, and information processing. Students will identify and study sixteen unique models of teaching, which provide the student with a wide repertoire of teaching models for classroom practice. Students examine relationships among theories of learning and instruction as well as various instructional alternatives. Prerequisite: EDU 300, EDU 302, and teaching experience or permission of the instructor. (3 units)

EDU542-B
Timmons, Rachel E.
09/04/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU542-A
Timmons, Rachel E.
09/04/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU542-B
Heyman, James R.
01/09/2019 - Online
EDU542-A
Timmons, Rachel E.
01/09/2019 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B252
EDU542-C
Timmons, Rachel E.
01/09/2019 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center A110
EDU542-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
EDU542-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center

Specialization Requirements (6 units)

ENG523 Theory and Methods of TESOL

This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 563 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. (3 units)

ENG563 Language Structure and Acquisitn

Linguistic theory and methods. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the acquisition and use of language and its variants in culture. This course is required for both multiple subject and single subject credential candidates. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork required.(3 units)

ENG563-A
Liu, Carla
01/09/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221

Elective Requirements (12 units)

Complete 12 units from the following:

ENG543 Teaching Second Language Writing

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL / EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition (3 units)

ENG543-A
Walker, Deron
09/04/2018 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center B220

ENG546 Teaching Second Language Reading

As the title indicates, this course will be about reading in a second language, primarily, but not exclusively English. In particular, the class will emphasize teaching reading in English to learners whose native language is not English. Since research and theory inform sound pedagogical practice, we will also research and review research on a variety of relevant topics to teaching reading from both linguistic and educational perspectives. Finally, given the importance of literacy in so many contexts today, we will consider a multitude of variables which affect the teaching and learning of reading skills for both children and adults, in second and foreign language settings, and explore the implications of the research for all concerned. (3 units; Fall Even)

ENG546-A
Walker, Deron
01/09/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36A1

ENG553 Secnd Lang Curr Dev and Assmnt

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. (3 units)

ENG553-A
Liu, Carla
01/09/2019 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mission Hall 127

ENG573 Second Language Acquisition

This course is an introduction to some of the major concepts and key issues (theoretical and methodological) in the area of second language acquisition (SLA). During the first few weeks, the class will survey some of the major conceptual advances in second language acquisition research. During the second half of the course, students will have many opportunities to review seminal research articles and evaluate the findings of the research and their implications as applicable to the field of SLA. Each student will also have the opportunity to design his or her own study in an area of SLA that interests him or her. (3 units)

ENG599 Special Topics

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of English. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (1-3 Units)

ENG599-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/09/2019 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36A1