A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

TESOL Major with a concentration in Culture, Language, and Linguistics

BS (54 hours in the major; 32 hours in the concentration)

This major prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages at the elementary (grades PK through 6) and the secondary level (grades 7 through 12). The major includes a minimum of 100 hours of field experience which must be completed prior to student teaching; that field experience is linked to education courses, including the following: EDUC 114, EDUC 221, EDUC 235, EDUC 240, EDUC 326, and EDUC 327.

Required CoursesCredits
EDUC 114 Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning 4
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 217 Education and American Culture  4
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 221 Children's Literature 4
EDUC 235 Educating Exceptional Learners 4
EDUC 240 Teaching in Urban America 2
EDUC 320 Curriculum and Assessment in Inclusive Classrooms 4
EDUC 326 TESOL Practicum I: Elementary 1
EDUC 327 TESOL Practicum II: Secondary 1
EDUC 328 Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners I 4
EDUC 329 Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners II 4
EDUC 371 TESOL Methods: ELA 2
EDUC 372 TESOL Methods: Content areas 2
EDUC 422 TESOL student teaching: elementary level 6
EDUC 423 TESOL student teaching: secondary level 6
EDUC 424 Senior Capstone: Seminar in TESOL 2
Total 54
Students majoring in TESOL education must complete a concentration in Culture, Language, and Linguistics
Concentration Requirements Credits
INCL/ANTH/SOC 243 Cultural Anthropology 4
Course work in one Language Other Than English 0 - 12
LING 220 Intro to Linguistics 4
LING 350 First and Second Language Acquisition 4
LING 351 Linguistics for TESOL 4
LING 370 Understanding English Grammar 4
LING and/or INCL electives chosen under advisement (if needed) 0 - 12
Concentration Total 32
Total Major and Concentration 86

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