TESOL Certificate Requirements:
This program leads to an M.A. in English with a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). In addition to the basic requirements for the M.A. listed below, this program requires additional coursework in TESOL. The program offers tracks that prepare students for one of two opportunities: A) instruction at post-secondary/adult levels, or B) technical communication in corporate/non-profit settings. Either program might prepare a student to pursue doctoral work in applied linguistics or other areas of English Studies. Specific decisions should be reached in consultation with the Director of English Graduate Studies. The program requires 12 courses (36 hours) for completion, 6 of which (18 hours) will be in literature. You will need to complete either a Capstone Project or a Thesis. The other course requirements are as follows:
|EHL 505||SURVEY OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS||3|
|EHL 507||ADV ENGLISH GRAMMAR STUDIES||3|
|ED 640||DIFD STRGTY RES & TEACH ELL||3|
|EHL 610||AP EH LI VI:PRACTICUM TESOL||3|
|Choose one option below||6|
Option A: Instruction
|COMPOSITION STUDIES TCHRS|
|ACTION RESCH WRITING STUDIES|
Option B: Technical Communication
|THRY & PRACTICE TECHNICAL COMM|
|EDITING FOR PUBLICATION|
|Total Semester Hours||36|
24 hours of coursework (or 8 courses). At least one-third of the hours you take toward your degree should be at the 600 level.
At least 18 hours in your program should be courses in literature.
You must complete all work toward your degree within 10 years of the first course you take. Courses taken between 6 and 10 years prior to your degree program completion date must be re-validated by departmental exams negotiated with the specific faculty member who has responsibility for that course; any graduate course more than 10 years old may not be used.
Up to 9 hours of graduate work in English may be transferred from other institutions with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. At least 9 hours in English courses numbered 500 or above must be completed here at UAH (exclusive of thesis hours).
To be a full-time student, you will need to take a course load of 9 hours per semester. While you are permitted to take up to 13 semester hours per term, you should consult with the Director of English Graduate Studies about doing so.
You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all courses taken at the graduate level. If in any semester your cumulative GPA falls below that 3.0 level, you will be placed on probation.