• MAESL K-12 Licensure Strand

    With the MAESL, graduates will be able to teach K-12 and will qualify for university and community college ESL positions both in the US and abroad. All teachers must meet licensing requirements in the state where they teach.

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    The K-12 Licensure Strand requires 43-48 credits, encompassing the following:

    K-12 Licensure coursework: 25 credits

    • ESL 7502: Language and Society (4 credits)
    • ESL 7519: Linguistics for Language Teachers (4 credits)
    • ESL 7610: History of English (1 credit)
    • ESL 7650: Basics of Modern English (4 credits)
    • ESL 7660: Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
    • ESL 7753: Testing and Evaluating ELLs (2 credits)
    • ESL 7755: Development of Literacy Skills (3 credits)
    • ESL 7776: ESL Methods (4 credits)


    Approved elective with a literacy, technology or cultural focus: 2 credits

    Practicum experience: 1-6 credits

    Upper division coursework:

    • ESL 6612: Effective Advocating for English Language Learners (2 credits) 
    • ESL 8010: Phonetics and Phonology (2 credits) 
    • ESL 8020: Advanced Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)
    • ESL 8490: Research Methodology (4 credits)
    • ESL 8495: ESL Capstone (4 credits)