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Master of Education (60 points)

The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Education degree with one track in TESOL, PK-12 Education, and three tracks in Applied Linguistics (LING): second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information. Note that students' major program will be either TESOL or Applied Linguistics; tracks will not appear on student academic records. Students can normally expect to complete the Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in six semesters (i.e., three years).

Students earning the Master of Education degrees have six types of requirements: prerequisites and/or transfer courses, core courses, elective courses, research methods and statistics courses, breadth courses, and an Ed.M. exit project. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. Students across all tracks are required to complete 9 credits of elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL as well as an exit project outside of their coursework. Students with an M.A. from Teachers College can use up to 36 credits of their M.A. course work toward their Ed.M. program. Students with an M.A. from other accredited institutions or who completed their M.A. at TC but outside of AL or TESOL can transfer a total of 30 credits (up to 15 additional credits of coursework on topics not listed under Pre-requisite Courses for AL below), subject to the approval of a faculty advisor.

Pre-requisite Courses (15 points; for AL tracks only, see below for TESOL):

  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 4101             Phonetics and phonology (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • A&HL 4001             Sociolinguistics and education (3)
    • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)

Requirements for core courses, research methods and statistics courses, and breadth courses vary from track to track.

 


Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (60 points; Second Language Acquisition Track)

The second language acquisition track requires 60 points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL.

General Courses, Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (39 points; see above)

Core Courses in Second Language Acquisition (9 points):

  • A&HL 5008          Interlanguage Analysis  (3)
  • A&HL 5087             Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
  • A&HL 5097             Task-based Language Teaching (3)
  • A&HL 6087             Advanced second language acquisition (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Acquisition (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • C&T 5502             Introduction to qualitative research (3)
    • HUDM 4050            Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth TC Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • BBS 5068             Brain and behavior I (2)
  • BBS 5069             Brain and behavior II (2)
  • HBSK 4074             Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (2-3)
  • HBSK 5096             Psychology of memory (2-3)
  • HUDK 4015             Psychology of thinking (2-3)
  • HUDK 4029             Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • HUDK 4080             Educational psychology (2-3)
  • HUDK 5021             Personality development and socialization in childhood (2-3)
  • HUDK 5023             Cognitive development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5024             Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5025             Spatial thinking (2-3)
  • HUDK 5029             Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (2-3)
  • HUDK 5030             Visual explanations (2-3)
  • HUDK 5090             Psychology of language and reading (2-3)
  • MSTU 4133             Cognition and computers (2-3)


Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (60 points; Second Language Assessment Track)

The second language assessment track requires 60 points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL.

General Courses, Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (39 points; see above)

Core Courses in Second Language Assessment (9 points):

  • A&HL 5512             Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)
  • A&HL 5519             Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6000             Second language test validation (3)
  • A&HL 6040             Classroom-based language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6060             Generalizability theory for second language testing research (3)
  • A&HL 6089             Second language performance assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6407             Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Assessment (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • HUDM 4050         Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • HUDM 5122            Applied regression analysis (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth TC Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • HUDK 4029             Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • HUDK 4035             Technology and human development (2-3)
  • HUDK 4074             Reading comprehension strategies and study skills (2-3)
  • HUDK 4080             Educational psychology (2-3)
  • HUDK 5023             Cognitive development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5024             Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5039             Design of intelligent learning environments (2-3)
  • HUDK 5055             Evaluation of institutions, program, and curricula (2-3)
  • HUDM 6051             Psychometric theory I (2-3)
  • HUDM 6122             Multivariate analysis I (2-3)
  • MSTU 4008             Information technology and education (2-3)
  • MSTU 4036             Hypermedia and education (2-3)
  • MSTU 4133             Cognition and computers (2-3)


Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (60 points; Language Use Track)

The degree requires 60 graduate points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL. For the focus on language use, students will complete the following requirements:

Core Courses in Language Use (9 points):

  • A&HL 5020          Interactional sociolinguistics (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
  • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)
  • A&HL 5105             Classroom discourse (3)
  • A&HL 6031             Advanced conversation analysis (3)
  • Various topics courses in discourse (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for Language Use (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000              Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • ITSF 5003             Culture and communication (2-3)
  • ITSF 5016             Ethnography of education (2-3)
  • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval


Master of Education in TESOL (60 points; PK-12 education track)

The degree requires 60 graduate points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL. For the focus on TESOL PK-12 education, students will complete the following requirements:

Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (12 points; see above)

General Courses (27 points; differ from above)

  • A&HL 4076             TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 4101             Phonetics & phonology (3)
  • A&HL 4171             TESOL methodologies for 7-12 (3)
  • A&HL 4185             Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of PK-12 ESL (3)
  • A&HL 4776             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4777             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (3)

Core Courses in TESOL PK-12 Education (9 points):

  • A&HL 4030             Second language literacy development (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 5577             Language teacher education: Supervision (3)
  • A&HL 6207             Advanced fieldwork in AL and TESOL: Research practicum in L2 literacy (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for TESOL PK-12 Education (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • C&T 5502             Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum & teaching (3)
    • HUDM 4050          Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122          Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000            Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • ITSF 5016            Ethnography of education (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • Various topical courses in bilingual/bicultural education (2-3)
  • A&HF 4194           Dialogue and difference in the multicultural classroom (2-3)
  • A&HW 5030          Diversity and the social studies curriculum (2-3)
  • BBSN 5070            Neural bases of language and cognitive development (2-3)
  • BBSQ 5044            Speech and language perception and processing (2-3)
  • C&T 4001             Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (2-3)
  • HUDK 4029            Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • ITSF 4025             Languages, society, and schools (2-3)
  • MSTC 4007           Urban and multicultural science education (2-3)
  • MSTM 5010          Mathematics in the elementary school (2-3)
  • MSTU 4008           Information technology and education (2-3)
  • ORLJ 5046            Intercultural communications in organizational contexts (2-3)


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