Here is some spacer text.
 Graduate College

TESOL/Modern Languages (MA)

Department of English Language and Literature
1001 Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0502

Head: Dr. Julie Husband
Phone: (319) 273-2855

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Joyce Milambiling
Phone: (319) 273-6099

Read the UNI Catalog description:

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should  refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Department of Languages and Literatures for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 33 semester hours is required, including a minimum of 18 hours at the 200/6000-level. An approved research paper is also required. The student who has not completedFREN 3001/5001 (720:101g) / GER 3001/5001 (740:101g) / PORT 3101/5101 (790:101g) / SLAV 3101/5101 (770:101g) / SPAN 3001 (780:101) and either TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g) (or the equivalent) before entering the master's degree program must add these courses to the requirements listed below. There is no separate modern language requirement.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for this M.A. major, as specified by the TESOL/Applied Linguistics and appropriate language faculties. Contact the TESOL Graduate Coordinator for details. 


TESOL/Applied Linguistics:
TESOL 4340/5340 (630:192g)Problems In Eng Grammar3
TESOL 4760/5760 (630:194g)Principles and Practices in Language Teaching3
TESOL 6100 (630:201)Introduction to Graduate Study in TESOL/Applied Linguistics3
TESOL 6740 (630:240)Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)3
or TESOL 6289 (630:289)Seminar in Language
or TESOL 6760 (630:295)Language Testing
TESOL 6510 (630:292)Second Language Acquisition3
TESOL 6297 (630:297)TESOL Practicum3
Electives: The following language emphasis for a minimum total emphasis of 15 hours of which 6 hours must be at the 200/6000-level15
Total Hours33

Spanish Emphasis:

LANG 4740/5740Approaches to Language Learning and Teaching3
or LANG 6090 (700:290)Theory and Practice in Foreign Language Teaching
Spanish: one graduate course in each of the following areas:6-9
Culture and civilization
Plus courses approved by the graduate Spanish advisor.3-6
Total Hours15

Note: International students must have achieved a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 600 (paper-based)/250 (computer-based), or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) equivalent, in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. An international student may be required to take additional English language development courses at the discretion of the TESOL/Applied Linguistics faculty.

Students who wish state licensure to teach should request information concerning licensure requirements from the Director of Teacher Education, University of Northern Iowa, or from the Department of Education in the state in which they plan to teach.