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We offer a 30-32 credit TESOL and 31-35 credit TFL program to students who have completed previous language teaching, TESOL, and/or linguistics course work.

These advanced entry degrees give you greater flexibility to take more electives or complete a specialization in three semesters instead of four. Students work with faculty and their advisor to design their program based upon previous course work.

TESOL Advanced Entry

The ideal candidate for advanced entry has already completed course work toward a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) specialization or degree, or has completed course work in applied linguistics, linguistics, and/or language teaching.

This 30-32 credit TESOL degree can be completed in three academic semesters, with a typical course load of 10–14 credits in each of the first two semesters and six credits in the final semester. In order to be considered for advanced entry, the previous course work must have been completed within the past five years with a grade of B (3.0) or higher. Once course work is approved by the program chair, a course sequence that complements your previous course work will be determined. A TESOL advanced entry program might include the following:

First Semester

Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
Educational Research Methods (4 credits)
Electives (3 credits)

Second Semester

Principles and Practices of Language Teaching II (4 credits)
Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
Language Assessment (3 credits)
Structure of English (4 credits)

Third Semester

Applied Linguistics Capstone (2 credits)
Practicum Capstone (4 credits)

TFL Advanced Entry

The ideal candidate for advanced entry has already completed course work in applied linguistics, linguistics, and/or language teaching.

This 31-34 credit TFL degree can be completed in three academic semesters, with a typical course load of 11–14 credits in each of the first two semesters and 6-10 credits in the final semester. In order to be considered for advanced entry, the previous course work must have been completed within the past five years with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.

Once course work is approved by the program chair, a course sequence that complements your previous course work will be determined. A TFL advanced entry program might include the following:

First Semester

Foreign Language (4 credits)
Educational Research (4 credits)
Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

Second Semester

Principles and Practices of Language Teaching II (4 credits)
Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
Language Assessment (3 credits)
Foreign Language (4 credits) and/or Pedagogical Grammar or Foreign Language (4 credits)

Third Semester

Applied Linguistics Capstone (2 credits)
Practicum Capstone (4 credits)
Foreign Language (4 credits)