UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in TESOL with Teaching License

Program Curriculum for both Degree and License

The following requirements apply to both an ESL teaching license and a master of arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Foreign Language Competency
All students must demonstrate that they have studied a single foreign language for two years, which can be two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite Courses, 6 credits
ENGL 520 Structure of English, 3 credits
ENGL 522 Acquisition of Language, 3 credits

Required Courses for the Degree and ESL License
ENGL 560 Theory and Methodology of TESOL, 3 credits
ENGL 573 Practicum, 3 credits (or TESL 779 Internship), 3 credits
ENGL 620 Pedagogical Grammar, 3 credits
ENGL 675 Assessment and Testing, 3 credits
TESL 720 Educational Linguistics, 3 credits
TESL 765 Language and Culture, 3 credits
TESL 767 Teaching ESOL Reading, 3 credits

Additional Courses Required for the Degree

ENGL 651 Pronunciation in Language Learning and Teaching, 3 credits
TESL 701 Reading and Writing TESOL Research, 3 credits
TESL 763 Words, Meaning and Vocabulary Teaching, 3 credits
TESL 793 Final Research Paper or TESL 799 Thesis, 3 credits

Choose one, three-credit elective from the following:

ENGL 521 English Language: History and Culture, 3 credits
ENGL 650 Non-Native Speakers in the Midwest, 3 credits
TESL 769 Developing Discourse and Pragmatics Teaching Materials, 3 credits
TESL 789 Topics in TESOL, 3 credits

Courses Required for Additional ESL License

TED 428 Techniques of TESOL, 3 credits
TED 475 Student Teaching, 0-6 credits*

*Teachers with English or Language Arts licenses would not need additional student teaching whereas a science teacher would.

Courses Required for Initial ESL License

TED 428 Techniques of TESOL, 3 credits
TED 475 Student Teaching, 12 credits (one semester)
TED 700 Psychology of Teaching and Learning, 3 credits
TED 706 Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of Education, 3 credits
TED 716 Inclusive Education for English Learners and Students with Special Needs, 3 credits

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