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BA TESOL


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Mission Statement

The mission of the TESOL program is to educate and prepare individuals who leave the institution knowledgeable in the factors and issues which inform second language education, are capable of teaching English as a Second Language, and have the skills necessary to respect, work with, and live among diverse cultures and populations of learners, while promoting better communication and world peace.

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TESOL Program Learning Outcomes (2014)

Program learning outcomes for the TESOL degree are:

 

1.  Knowledge: Students can articulate a knowledge of human language and how it is learned and taught.

2.  Experience: Students demonstrate that they can apply what they have learned within a teaching situation.

3.  Professional Identity:

a.  Students demonstrate a sense of professionalism through improving personal language proficiency.

b.  Students participate in TESOL professional communities and utilize TESOL resources.

c.  Students display a sense of self-awareness and efficacy by demonstrating an understanding of what strengths and weaknesses they bring to the TESOL professions and how they can capitalize on their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.

Program Learning Outcomes All Classes

Course

Course Title

Outcomes

 

 

Knowledge

Experience

Professional Identity

 

 

1

 

2

 

3a

 

3b

 

3c

TESOL 240

Introduction to TESOL

3

1

1

2

1

TESOL 302

Tech. Assist. Lang. Learning

2

3

1/0

2

1

TESOL 375

Observation in TESOL

3

2

1

1

1/0

TESOL 377

TESOL Methods and Materials

3

2

2

1

1

TESOL 400

L2 Testing and Research Mthds

3

2

2

1

3

TESOL 424

Teaching  Listening

3

3

3

1

2

TESOL 425

Teaching  Vocabulary

3

3

3

2

3

TESOL 426

Teaching  Grammar

3

3

2

0

2

TESOL 427

Teaching  Speaking

3

3

3

2

3

TESOL 428

Teaching  Reading

3

2

2

3

1

TESOL 429

Teaching  Writing

3

3

2

3

2

TESOL 430

Teaching  Young Learners

3

3

1

1

1

TESOL 480

Practicum Preparation

1

1

1

2

3

TESOL 481

Practicum 

2

3

0

3

3

TESOL 490

TESOL Senior Seminar

1

1

1

1

2

TESOL 390R

Special Topics in TESOL

variable

-

-

-

-

TESOL 399R

Internship in TESOL

2

3

1

3

3

TESOL 199R

Service ldrshp internship TESOL

variable

-

-

-

-

LING 210

Introduction to Linguistics

2

1/0

2

1/0

1

LING 321

English Grammars

3

3

2

0

2

LING 260

Phonology

3

3

3

1/0

3

LING 331

Sociolinguistics

3

0

2

1

2

LING 423

Language Acquisition

3

1

3

1

3

LING 496R

Student Research

3

1

3

3

1

*1 = slightly                  2 = moderately                      3 = significantly