MA in TESOL Program Structure

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) consists of 30 credits from the following courses.

See IME course descriptions here in the School of Education section of the USF General Catalog online.

Foundations | 9 credits

All TESOL students must take:

  • IME 603 - Applied Linguistics (3)
  • IME 632 - Structure of American English (3)
  • And one of the following courses:
    • IME 610 - Sociology of Language (3)
    • IME 668 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)
    • IME 611 - Language and Culture (3)
    • IME 631 - Research in First and Second Language Acquisition (3)
    • IME 602 - Research in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (3)

Methods | 9 credits

  • GEDU 603 - Methodology of Educational Research (or a Digital Media and Learning course for students pursuing this area of concentration (3)
  • IME 630 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • IME 633 - Preparation and Evaluation of ESL Instructional Materials (3)

Culture | 3 credits

  • Students can select one course from the following list:
    • IME 627 - Pan-African Language and Culture (3)
    • IME 639 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)
    • IME 640 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)
    • IME 647 - Technology and Diverse Learners (3)
    • IME 650 - Asian Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Issues (3)
    • IME 653 - Latinos: History, Culture, and Contemporary Issues (3)
    • IME 612 - Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Identity (3)
    • IME 615 - Education for Inclusion (3)
    • IME 624 - African-American Educational History in the United States (3)

TESOL Field Project | 3 credits

  • IME 638 - TESOL MA Field Project (3)

Electives | 6 credits - Courses to be selected in consultation with the advisor.