Linguistics Major with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.)

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. Students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in their Linguistics courses and a 3.0 GPA overall to be admitted to this program. The TESL methods course required for the Teacher Education Professional Sequence is LNGN 403. In addition, students must pass the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) with a score of at least Advanced-mid prior to the Student Teaching semester.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
LNGN 210Introduction to General Linguistics3
LNGN 220Structure of American English3
LNGN 230Language in Society3
LNGN 245Language and Culture3
LNGN 300Syntax3
LNGN 301Semantics3
or LNGN 302 Pragmatics
LNGN 331Phonetics3
LNGN 332Phonology3
Major Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Language of Food
Language of Propaganda
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Semantics 1
Pragmatics
Principles of Second Language Learning
The Grammars of English
Language and the Mind
Special Topics in Linguistics 2
Independent Study 2
Psycholinguistics
Total Credits36

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Theatre Teaching Methods
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40