• English as a Second Language Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    Pedagogy (Elementary or Secondary)
    English as a Second Language Content

    Graduate Education Courses

    GED 7801 Intro to MAT, 0cr
    GED 7815 Schools and Society, 4cr (prerequisite for GED 7867)
    GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr (prerequisite for GED 7867)
    GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr (prerequisite for GED 7875)
    GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7878 Teaching ESL and World Languages K-12 Part I, 4cr
    GED 7896 K-12 Student Teaching, 8cr
    GED 0050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2 cr

    English as a Second Language Courses

    ESL 7519 Linguistics for Language Teachers, 4cr
    ESL 7650 Basics of Modern English, 4cr
    ESL 7660 Second Language Acquisition, 3cr
    ESL 7755 Development of Literacy Skills, 3 cr (prerequisite for ESL 7776)
    ESL 7753 Testing and Evaluation of English Language Learners, 2cr
    ESL 7610 History of English, 1 cr
    ESL 7502 Language and Society, 4 cr
    ESL 7776 ESL Methods, 4 cr (take semester prior to student teaching)

    Additional Courses for MAT

    GED 8025 Public Policy: Design & Action A & B, 4cr.
    GED 8023 Capstone Practicum, 4cr
    GED 8495 Capstone (Thesis), 4cr

    (Once licensed, candidates may also choose to pursue an MA in ESL instead of the MAT. Initial licensure candidates who are interested in this option should discuss it with their advisor after they are admitted.)


    Induction Series Masters Degree – Cohort group 1 course/semester, 3 courses, 3+1 credits/course:
    Science Inquiry
    Culture and Learning