ARCHIVED 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog 
    
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ARCHIVED 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A. Degree


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The M.A. degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.  The principal goals of the program are to provide the linguistic theory necessary for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, to equip teachers with practical skills of language teaching, and to prepare students for further study in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.  This program does not lead to N.C. licensure (for licensure, see M.A.Ed. or M.A.T. with concentration in TESOL) but qualifies graduates to teach outside the N.C. public schools or to pursue further graduate work.

The degree is awarded upon successful completion of the following requirements (36 hours):


Electives:


Twelve hours of electives, which may include a thesis (6 hours of credit).  Electives chosen upon approval of the advisor, to suit the student’s specific interests and goals (e.g., the doctorate).

Examinations:


Passing Comprehensive Examinations in 3 subject areas during the final semester of study.  Exams are offered in the following five areas:

  • Curriculum and Administration
  • Grammar
  • Methods of Reading and Writing
  • Methods of Speaking and Listening
  • Sociolinguistics

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