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 Graduate College

TESOL/Modern Languages (MA)

Effective March 21, 2012, students may be admitted only for TESOL/Spanish.

Department of English Language and Literature

www.uni.edu/langlit/ma-tesolml
1001 Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0502

Head: Dr. Julie Husband
Phone: (319) 273-2855
E-mail: julie.husband@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Joyce Milambiling
Phone: (319) 273-6099
E-mail: joyce.milambiling@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Languages and Literatures for other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

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 completed FREN 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 Languages and Literatures faculties. See the TESOL Graduate Coordinator for details.

Required:

TESOL/Applied Linguistics:

TESOL 4340/5340 (630:192g)

Problems in English Grammar

3

TESOL 4740/5740 (630:193g)

TESOL I: Methods and Approaches

3

or TESOL 4760/5760 (630:194g)

TESOL II: Pedagogical Strategies

TESOL 6100 (630:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study in TESOL/Applied Linguistics

3

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 Acquisition

3

TESOL 6297 (630:297)

TESOL Practicum

3

Electives: One of the following language emphases for a minimum total emphasis of 15 hours of which 6 hours must be at the 200/6000-level

15

Total Hours

33

French Emphasis:

Languages:

LANG 4090/5090 (700:190g)

The Teaching of Foreign Languages *

2-4

or LANG 6090 (700:290)

Theory and Practice in Foreign Language Teaching

French:

FREN 4024/5024 (720:124g)

French Civilization

3

or FREN 4025/5025 (720:125g)

Contemporary France

Select one of the following:

3

FREN 6003 (720:203)

Structure of French

FREN 6007 (720:207)

Contemporary French Speech

FREN 6070 (720:270)

French Literature in Review I

FREN 6071 (720:271)

French Literature in Review II

FREN 6289 (720:289)

Seminar

Plus courses approved by the graduate French advisor.

6

Total Hours

15

German Emphasis:

Languages:

LANG 4090/5090 (700:190g)

The Teaching of Foreign Languages *

2-4

or LANG 6090 (700:290)

Theory and Practice in Foreign Language Teaching

German:

GER 4023/5023 (740:123g)

Cultural History of German-Speaking Countries

3

or GER 4050/5050 (740:150g)

Contemporary Germany and Austria

Plus courses approved by the graduate German advisor.

9

Total Hours

15

Spanish Emphasis:

Languages:

LANG 4090/5090 (700:190g)

The Teaching of Foreign Languages *

3

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

Translation

Linguistics

Plus courses approved by the graduate Spanish advisor.

3-6

Total Hours

15

*

LANG 4090/5090 (700:190g) is required for a teaching endorsement in Modern Languages; LANG 4090/5090 (700:190g) has a required corequisite FREN 4091 (720:191) / GER 4091 (740:191) / SLAV 4091 (770:191) / SPAN 4091 (780:191) (2 hours), which cannot count toward an M.A. degree.

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.