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Northwest Missouri State University


Master of Arts: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The proposed MA in Teaching ESOL is closely related to the MSEd in Teaching ELL/ESOL program, sharing a common core. The MA in Teaching ESOL is built as a non-certification on-line program.  Additionally, a credential/certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program is offered as a separate track. While residency is recommended during either the Practicum experience or the language course experience, it is not required.


Program Requirements

For admittance to program:

  1. Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA will be considered for conditional admission
  2. GRE (143 verbal) or TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) or PTE (53)
  3. Goals Statement: 2 page essay describing the applicant’s career goals and how completion of the TESOL program will help the applicant to meet these goals. 

    OR

  1. Successful completion of the TESOL Credential/Certificate

Completion of the program requires:

  1. Writing Sample: in-house writing sample (CUNY Scale, 3.5 or higher)
  2. Successful completion of research paper
  3. Successful completion of comprehensive assessment and portfolio

Nissa Ingraham

Dr. Nissa Ingraham
School of Education
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone: 660.562.1776
Email: nissai@nwmissouri.edu


Courses

Requisites for Certification and/or elective options for MSEd

62-631 Ed of Exceptional Child
62-553 Teaching Reading in Secondary School
62-654 Analysis & Correction of Rdg Disabilities

Core TESOL Courses

62-687 Sociolinguistics 3
62-580 Methods & Techniques of Teaching ELL/ESOL 3
62-582 Linguistics and Teaching ELL/ESOL 3
62-680 Theories of Language Acquisition 3
62-682 Materials & Curriculum Design for Teaching ELL/ESOL 3
62-686 Practicum: Teaching ELL/ESOL 3
62-692 Assessment Strategies for Teaching ELL/ESOL 3

Language/Education Electives

61-649 Issues in Ed 3
62-690 English for English Language Learners 3
14-500 Graduate Foreign Language Course 3
10-500 Graduate English Course 3
62-686 Practicum: Teaching ELL/ESOL
(as approved by advisor)
1-3

Research Coursework

61-682 Methods of Ed Research 2
61-683 Research Paper 1
(Or approved by advisor)

Total Hours

32-34

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Course Offerings on CatPAWS

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To fulfill all requirements for class enrollment, please register at least 3 weeks in advance. Order your books early from the Bearcat Bookstore.


Comprehensive Final

Portfolio


Credential/Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program
(not resulting in an education endorsement/certification for the USA)

Admission Requirements

  1. Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA will be considered for conditional admission
  2. GRE (143 verbal) or TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5)
  3. Goals Statement: 2 page essay describing the applicant’s career goals and how completion of the TESOL program will help the applicant to meet these goals. 

Core TESOL Credential/Certificate Program Courses

62-682 Materials & Curriculum Design for Teaching ELL/ESOL 3
62-580 Methods & Techniques of Teaching ELL 3
62-690 English for English Language Learners 3
62-692 Assessment Strategies for Teaching ELL/ESOL 3
62-686 Practicum: Teaching ELL/ESOL 3-6

Total Hours

15-18