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Master of Arts in Linguistics - Option in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The TESOL Option includes a 15 unit core, and either the Comprehensive Exam or Thesis.

Comprehensive Exam: (19 units) required:

Take all of the following courses:

  • LING 486 Second Language Teaching Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 500 Educational Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisites: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
  • LING 561 Second Language Curriculum Dev (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of the instructor.
  • LING 562 Second Language Testing and Assessment (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of the instructor.
  • LING 593 Practicum in TESOL (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 486.

Take one of the following:

  • LING 560 TESOL Composition (3)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • LING 575 Literacy and Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: Six units in linguistics or consent of instructor.

Take the following course for 1 unit:

  • LING 697 Directed Research (1)
    Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy for the M. A. in Linguistics.

Thesis: (18 units) required:

Take the following courses:

  • LING 486 Second Language Teaching Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 593 Practicum in TESOL (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 486.

Take two of the following courses:

  • LING 500, LING 561, LING 562

Take the following course for 6 units:

  • LING 698 Thesis (6)
    Prerequisite: Consent of graduate committee.

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