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Program Description

The Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge to formulate, examine and resolve pedagogical and research questions related to language, language use, second language pedagogy, second language acquisition, second language assessment, and TESOL adult and PK-12 education. More specifically, the AL and TESOL Program helps students develop strategies, grounded in theory, research, and practice, to teach second and foreign languages; develop curricula; and assess language performance in a wide variety of national and international contexts.

Areas of study include:

  • Linguistic analysis
  • Language use
  • Second language education
  • Language teacher education
  • Second language literacy
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language assessment
  • Language and technology (corpus and computational linguistics; computer-assisted language learning and assessment; AI and machine learning applications)

More specifically, the major in Applied Linguistics (AL) provides students with a solid foundation for defining and resolving problems related to the nature of language, how it is used in educational and naturalistic contexts, and how it is taught, learned, and assessed, while the major in TESOL provides students with a solid foundation in the English language so educational questions related to the teaching, learning, and assessment of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) may be understood, formulated, examined, and resolved.

Graduates from the AL and TESOL Program typically teach ESL or EFL in elementary or secondary schools, in colleges or universities, in language schools or institutes in the United States or abroad, or in businesses or international organizations. Others work for assessment companies such as ETS, Cambridge ESOL, or Pearson; for publishers; or for technology companies that produce ESL/EFL products. Still others work as language program administrators in educational settings. Finally, many graduates work as as applied linguistics or TESOL faculty or researchers in colleges and universities around the world.

As New York City offers one of the most diverse settings in the world for teaching ESL, the program collaborates with a number of schools in the city to provide students with opportunities to teach or do research. In addition, the AL and TESOL program sponsors the Community Language Program (CLP), a program to teach ESL and foreign languages to adults. The CLP serves as an on-site language education lab in which students enrolled in the AL and TESOL program teach the courses, help administer the program, supervise other teachers, run the placement exam, and conduct empirical inquiry. Some students have the opportunity to teach in the CLP’s TESOL Certificate Program or in the Language Program Management Certificate Program. For more information about the CLP, see the website at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ communitylanguage/.

Degrees

  • Master of Arts

    • Points/Credits: 36

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Arts degree with the following tracks: Applied Linguistics, TESOL General, TESOL PreK-12 with Initial Certification, and TESOL PreK-12 with Transitional-B Certification. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information.

      We also offer a hybrid version of MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (general track):  https://www.tc.columbia.edu/arts-and-humanities/applied-linguistics-tesol/degrees--requirements/tesol-ma-hybrid/

      Students earning the Masters of Arts degree have five types of requirements: (1) general courses,(2) track-specific courses, (3) elective courses within AL and TESOL, and (4) out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) an exit project. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the student's assigned faculty advisor. The track-specific courses, electives, and breadth courses for each track are included below.

      General Courses (15 points for AL and TESOL General. See below for TESOL PreK-12.):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)

      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)

      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      • One language use course from the list below (for AL and TESOL General only):

        • 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)

      Track-Specific Courses for the MA in AL (9 points) 

      • A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices (3)
      • A&HL 5301: Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      Track-Specific Courses for the MA in TESOL (9 points) 

      • A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices (3)
      • A&HL 5301:  Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
      • One course from the following:
        • A&HL 6301: Practicum II: Listening (3)
        • A&HL 6302: Practicum II: Speaking (3)
        • A&HL 6303: Practicum II: Reading (3)
        • A&HL 6304: Practicum II: Writing (3)

      Elective Courses ( 6 points for AL and TESOL General only). (For TESOL PK-12, see below.)

      • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3-6 points):

        •  A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)

        • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)

        • 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)

        • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

        • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

        • A&HL 5106: Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

        • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)

        • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching  (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087: SLA in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)

        • 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 assessment research (3)

        • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

        • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Breadth Out-of-Program Courses (6 points for AL and TESOL General only). (For TESOL PK-12, see below.)

      • See recommended course list below. Must be chosen with advisor’s written approval.

      Exit Project:

      • In addition to course requirements, students must complete a mMaster’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

      Students can normally expect to complete the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years).

      Master of Arts in TESOL, PK-12 Initial Certification Track (37 points)

      The TESOL PK-12 Initial Certification track offers a 37-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward Initial New York State Teacher Certification. Students wishing to teach in a public school in a state other than New York are advised to consult the certification requirements for that state.

      See section for TESOL Transitional B for PeaceCorps Fellows for specific requirements for this degree.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our Office of Teacher Education (OTE) website: 

      https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):  

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      •  A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

       Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (13 points):

      • A&HL 4076  TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 (2)
      • A&HL 4777  Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (2)

      Elective Courses (3 points)

      • Elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3 points):

        • A&HL 4077            TESOL classroom practices (3)

        • A&HL 4090   Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011            Tech-based language teaching and materials design (3)

        • A&HL 6097:           Task-based language teaching learning (3)

        • A&HL 4001 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 5106 Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087 Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6097:     Task-based language learning (3)

        • A&HL 5199     Topics in language assessment (3)

        • A&HL 5519     Instructed SLA and assessment (3)

        • A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      Breadth Courses (9 points)

      • One out-of-program breadth course from each of the following three categories (9 points):

        • A&HB 4020 Bilingualism and disabilities

        • A&HB 4021 Foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • Bilingual/bicultural education or Foundations of education and urban education (3)

        • A&HB 4024 Linguistics foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • A&HB 4075 Cross-cultural communication and       classroom ecology

        • A&HB 4121 Bilingual/bicultural curriculum design

        • A&HH 4076           History of urban education

        • C&T 4078 Curriculum and teaching in urban areas

        • C&T 4501 Teaching and learning in the multicultural classroom

        • EDPS 4022 Sociology of urban education

        • ITSF 4060 Latinos in urban schools

        • Various topics courses in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

      • Elementary and secondary education (3)

        • A&HF 4090 Philosophies of education

        • A&HF 4091 Call to teach

        • A&HW 4036           The teaching of social studies

        • A&HW 5030           Diversity and the social studies curriculum

        • C&T 4124 Curriculum development in elementary education

        • C&T 4133 Learning and teaching in the intermediate reading and writing classroom

        • C&T 4141 Literature for older children

        • C&T 4151 Teaching of writing

        • C&T 5037 Literacy, culture, and the teaching of reading

        • HUDK 4022            Developmental psychology: Childhood

        • HUDK 4023            Developmental psychology: Adolescence

        • MSTC 4040 Science in childhood education

        • MSTC 4044 Biology curriculum and methods laboratory

        • MSTM 5010 Mathematics in elementary school

      • Teaching students with learning disabilities (3)

        • C&T 4000 Disability, exclusion, and schooling

        • C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms

        • C&T 4046 Curriculum and instruction in secondary inclusive education

        • C&T 4047 Curriculum development in secondary inclusive education

        • C&T 4301 Formal assessment of exceptional students

        • C&T 5080 Access to full participation in schools

        • HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms

      Exit Project:

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

      Master of Arts in TESOL, Transitional B Certification Track (Peace Corps) (32 points) 

      We offer a 32-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward PK-12 Transitional B Certification. The program is designed for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to transition into public school classrooms. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the M.A. degree and recommendation for New York State Initial Certification (grades PK-12). Students in this program balance full-time teaching in a NYCDOE school and graduate school coursework. They are supported in their program and teaching by the TESOL Program and the Peace Corps Fellows Program. Through comprehensive and innovative course work, hands-on experiences in New York City public schools, and research projects, Fellows explore the teaching and learning of English to PK-12 speakers of other languages.

      In order to complete all degree requirements successfully, this program typically demands a minimum of two years. The first summer in the program is intensive coursework and fieldwork to prepare students for their first year of teaching.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our OTE website: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (14 points):

      • A&HL 4076         TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL (2)
      • A&HL 5105 Classroom Discourse (or other TESOL/AL Elective) (3)

      Breadth Courses (6 points)

      • C&T 4501: Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural, Multilingual Classroom (3)
      • C&T 4000: Disability, Exclusion and Schooling (3)

      Required Exit Project

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature review, and is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

    • Points/Credits: 36

      Entry Terms: Summer Only

      Degree Requirements

      1st Summer (12 credits) (Hybrid)

      Courses

      Course #

      Credits

      Educational Linguistics (A) (online)

      A&HL 4000

      3

      TESOL Classroom Practices (A) (online)

       

      A&HL 4077

      3

      Pedagogical English Grammar (B) (in person)

      A&HL 4085

      3

      Practicum I: Integrated Skills (B) (in person)

      A&HL 5301

      3

      Fall Courses (6 credits) (Online)

      Breadth Course 1 (see below)

       

      3

      Intro to Second Language Acquisition

      A&HL 4087

      3

      Note: Breadth courses are classes offered outside of AL/TESOL; Electives are AL/TESOL courses

      Spring Courses (6 credits) (Online)

      Breadth Course 2 (see below)

       

      3

      Elective 1 (online)

      A&HL ____

      3


      2nd Summer Courses (12 credits) (Hybrid)

      Course in Language Use (A) (online)

      A&HL 

      3

      Elective 2 (A) (online)

      A&HL

      3

      Practicum II (in person)

      A&HL 6301-6304

      3


      Suggested Online Breadth Courses

      Fall

      HUDK4029 Cognition and Learning

      HUDK4080 Education Psychology

      HUDK5023 Cognitive Development

      HUDK5035 Psychology of Media

      HUDM4120 Basic Concepts in Statistics

      MSTU5025 Research Technology in Educational Environment

      MSTU5555 Technology and Emergent Global Curriculum

      ORLD4827 Fostering Transformative Learning

      Spring

      MSTU4010 Theories of Communication

      MSTU4016 The History of Communication

      MSTU4050 Online Schools and Online Schooling in K-12

      MSTU4052 Computer Problem Solving and Cooperative Learning

      MSTU4141 Social Media and Learning

      MSTU5002 Culture, Media, and Education

      Fall and Spring

      HUDM4122 Probability and Statistical Inference

      HUDM5122 Applied Regression Analysis

      ORLD5063 Online Teaching and Learning: Adult Learning

      MA PROJECT

      Usually written in the semester before your intended graduation (due on the last Friday in September).

    • Points/Credits: 37

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Certification:

      • NY State Initial: English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Pre-K-12

      Degree Requirements

      The TESOL PK-12 Initial Certification track offers a 37-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward Initial New York State Teacher Certification. Students wishing to teach in a public school in a state other than New York are advised to consult the certification requirements for that state.

      See section for TESOL Transitional B for PeaceCorps Fellows for specific requirements for this degree.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our Office of Teacher Education (OTE) website: 

      https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/      

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):  

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (13 points):

      • A&HL 4076  TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 (2)
      • A&HL 4777  Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (2)

      Elective Courses (3 points)

      • Elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3 points):

        • A&HL 4077            TESOL classroom practices (3)

        • A&HL 4090   Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011            Tech-based language teaching and materials design (3)

        • A&HL 6097:           Task-based language teaching learning (3)

        • A&HL 4001 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 5106 Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087 Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6097:     Task-based language learning (3)

        • A&HL 5199     Topics in language assessment (3)

        • A&HL 5519     Instructed SLA and assessment (3)

        • A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      Breadth Courses (9 points)

      • One out-of-program breadth course from each of the following three categories (9 points):

        • A&HB 4020 Bilingualism and disabilities

        • A&HB 4021 Foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • Bilingual/bicultural education or Foundations of education and urban education (3)

        • A&HB 4024 Linguistics foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • A&HB 4075 Cross-cultural communication and classroom ecology

        • A&HB 4121 Bilingual/bicultural curriculum design

        • A&HH 4076 History of urban education

        • C&T 4078 Curriculum and teaching in urban areas

        • C&T 4501 Teaching and learning in the multicultural classroom

        • EDPS 4022 Sociology of urban education

        • ITSF 4060 Latinos in urban schools

        • Various topics courses in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

        • Elementary and secondary education (3)

          • A&HF 4090 Philosophies of education

          • A&HF 4091 Call to teach

          • A&HW 4036 The teaching of social studies

          • A&HW 5030 Diversity and the social studies curriculum

          • C&T 4124 Curriculum development in elementary education

          • C&T 4133 Learning and teaching in the intermediate reading and writing classroom

          • C&T 4141 Literature for older children

          • C&T 4151 Teaching of writing

          • C&T 5037 Literacy, culture, and the teaching of reading

          • HUDK 4022            Developmental psychology: Childhood

          • HUDK 4023            Developmental psychology: Adolescence

          • MSTC 4040 Science in childhood education

          • MSTC 4044 Biology curriculum and methods laboratory

          • MSTM 5010 Mathematics in elementary school

        • Teaching students with learning disabilities (3)

          • C&T 4000 Disability, exclusion, and schooling

          • C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms

          • C&T 4046 Curriculum and instruction in secondary inclusive education

          • C&T 4047 Curriculum development in secondary inclusive education

          • C&T 4301 Formal assessment of exceptional students

          • C&T 5080 Access to full participation in schools

          • HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms

      Exit Project:

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

    • Points/Credits: 36

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Arts degree with the following tracks: Applied Linguistics, TESOL General, TESOL PreK-12 with Initial Certification, and TESOL PreK-12 with Transitional-B Certification. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information.

      We also offer a hybrid version of MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (general track):  https://www.tc.columbia.edu/arts-and-humanities/applied-linguistics-tesol/degrees--requirements/tesol-ma-hybrid/

      Students earning the Masters of Arts degree have five types of requirements: (1) general courses,(2) track-specific courses, (3) elective courses within AL and TESOL, and (4) out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) an exit project. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the student's assigned faculty advisor. The track-specific courses, electives, and breadth courses for each track are included below.

      General Courses (15 points for AL and TESOL General. See below for TESOL PreK-12.):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)

      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)

      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      • One language use course from the list below (for AL and TESOL General only):

        • 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)

      Track-Specific Courses for the MA in AL (9 points) 

      • A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices (3)
      • A&HL 5301: Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      Track-Specific Courses for the MA in TESOL (9 points) 

      • A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices (3)
      • A&HL 5301:  Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
      • One course from the following:
        • A&HL 6301: Practicum II: Listening (3)
        • A&HL 6302: Practicum II: Speaking (3)
        • A&HL 6303: Practicum II: Reading (3)
        • A&HL 6304: Practicum II: Writing (3)

      Elective Courses ( 6 points for AL and TESOL General only). (For TESOL PK-12, see below.)

      • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3-6 points):

        •  A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)

        • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)

        • 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)

        • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

        • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

        • A&HL 5106: Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

        • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)

        • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching  (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087: SLA in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)

        • 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 assessment research (3)

        • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

        • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Breadth Out-of-Program Courses (6 points for AL and TESOL General only). (For TESOL PK-12, see below.)

      • See recommended course list below. Must be chosen with advisor’s written approval.

      Exit Project:

      • In addition to course requirements, students must complete a mMaster’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

      Students can normally expect to complete the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years).

      Master of Arts in TESOL, PK-12 Initial Certification Track (37 points)

      The TESOL PK-12 Initial Certification track offers a 37-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward Initial New York State Teacher Certification. Students wishing to teach in a public school in a state other than New York are advised to consult the certification requirements for that state.

      See section for TESOL Transitional B for PeaceCorps Fellows for specific requirements for this degree.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our Office of Teacher Education (OTE) website: 

      https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):  

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      •  A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

       Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (13 points):

      • A&HL 4076  TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 (2)
      • A&HL 4777  Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (2)

      Elective Courses (3 points)

      • Elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3 points):

        • A&HL 4077            TESOL classroom practices (3)

        • A&HL 4090   Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011            Tech-based language teaching and materials design (3)

        • A&HL 6097:           Task-based language teaching learning (3)

        • A&HL 4001 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 5106 Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087 Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6097:     Task-based language learning (3)

        • A&HL 5199     Topics in language assessment (3)

        • A&HL 5519     Instructed SLA and assessment (3)

        • A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      Breadth Courses (9 points)

      • One out-of-program breadth course from each of the following three categories (9 points):

        • A&HB 4020 Bilingualism and disabilities

        • A&HB 4021 Foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • Bilingual/bicultural education or Foundations of education and urban education (3)

        • A&HB 4024 Linguistics foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • A&HB 4075 Cross-cultural communication and       classroom ecology

        • A&HB 4121 Bilingual/bicultural curriculum design

        • A&HH 4076           History of urban education

        • C&T 4078 Curriculum and teaching in urban areas

        • C&T 4501 Teaching and learning in the multicultural classroom

        • EDPS 4022 Sociology of urban education

        • ITSF 4060 Latinos in urban schools

        • Various topics courses in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

      • Elementary and secondary education (3)

        • A&HF 4090 Philosophies of education

        • A&HF 4091 Call to teach

        • A&HW 4036           The teaching of social studies

        • A&HW 5030           Diversity and the social studies curriculum

        • C&T 4124 Curriculum development in elementary education

        • C&T 4133 Learning and teaching in the intermediate reading and writing classroom

        • C&T 4141 Literature for older children

        • C&T 4151 Teaching of writing

        • C&T 5037 Literacy, culture, and the teaching of reading

        • HUDK 4022            Developmental psychology: Childhood

        • HUDK 4023            Developmental psychology: Adolescence

        • MSTC 4040 Science in childhood education

        • MSTC 4044 Biology curriculum and methods laboratory

        • MSTM 5010 Mathematics in elementary school

      • Teaching students with learning disabilities (3)

        • C&T 4000 Disability, exclusion, and schooling

        • C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms

        • C&T 4046 Curriculum and instruction in secondary inclusive education

        • C&T 4047 Curriculum development in secondary inclusive education

        • C&T 4301 Formal assessment of exceptional students

        • C&T 5080 Access to full participation in schools

        • HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms

      Exit Project:

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

      Master of Arts in TESOL, Transitional B Certification Track (Peace Corps) (32 points) 

      We offer a 32-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward PK-12 Transitional B Certification. The program is designed for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to transition into public school classrooms. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the M.A. degree and recommendation for New York State Initial Certification (grades PK-12). Students in this program balance full-time teaching in a NYCDOE school and graduate school coursework. They are supported in their program and teaching by the TESOL Program and the Peace Corps Fellows Program. Through comprehensive and innovative course work, hands-on experiences in New York City public schools, and research projects, Fellows explore the teaching and learning of English to PK-12 speakers of other languages.

      In order to complete all degree requirements successfully, this program typically demands a minimum of two years. The first summer in the program is intensive coursework and fieldwork to prepare students for their first year of teaching.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our OTE website: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (14 points):

      • A&HL 4076         TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL (2)
      • A&HL 5105 Classroom Discourse (or other TESOL/AL Elective) (3)

      Breadth Courses (6 points)

      • C&T 4501: Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural, Multilingual Classroom (3)
      • C&T 4000: Disability, Exclusion and Schooling (3)

      Required Exit Project

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature review, and is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

    • Points/Credits: 36

      Entry Terms: Summer Only

      Degree Requirements

      1st Summer (12 credits) (Hybrid)

      Courses

      Course #

      Credits

      Educational Linguistics (A) (online)

      A&HL 4000

      3

      TESOL Classroom Practices (A) (online)

       

      A&HL 4077

      3

      Pedagogical English Grammar (B) (in person)

      A&HL 4085

      3

      Practicum I: Integrated Skills (B) (in person)

      A&HL 5301

      3

      Fall Courses (6 credits) (Online)

      Breadth Course 1 (see below)

       

      3

      Intro to Second Language Acquisition

      A&HL 4087

      3

      Note: Breadth courses are classes offered outside of AL/TESOL; Electives are AL/TESOL courses

      Spring Courses (6 credits) (Online)

      Breadth Course 2 (see below)

       

      3

      Elective 1 (online)

      A&HL ____

      3


      2nd Summer Courses (12 credits) (Hybrid)

      Course in Language Use (A) (online)

      A&HL ___

      3

      Elective 2 (A) (online)

      A&HL_____

      3

      Practicum II (in person)

      A&HL 6301-6304

      3


      Suggested Online Breadth Courses

      Fall

      HUDK4029 Cognition and Learning

      HUDK4080 Education Psychology

      HUDK5023 Cognitive Development

      HUDK5035 Psychology of Media

      HUDM4120 Basic Concepts in Statistics

      MSTU5025 Research Technology in Educational Environment

      MSTU5555 Technology and Emergent Global Curriculum

      ORLD4827 Fostering Transformative Learning

      Spring

      MSTU4010 Theories of Communication

      MSTU4016 The History of Communication

      MSTU4050 Online Schools and Online Schooling in K-12

      MSTU4052 Computer Problem Solving and Cooperative Learning

      MSTU4141 Social Media and Learning

      MSTU5002 Culture, Media, and Education

      Fall and Spring

      HUDM4122 Probability and Statistical Inference

      HUDM5122 Applied Regression Analysis

      ORLD5063 Online Teaching and Learning: Adult Learning

      MA PROJECT

      Usually written in the semester before your intended graduation (due on the last Friday in September).

    • Points/Credits: 32

      Entry Terms: Summer Only

      Certification:

      • NY State Transitional B: English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Pre-K-12

      Degree Requirements

      We offer a 32-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward PK-12 Transitional B Certification. The program is designed for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to transition into public school classrooms. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the M.A. degree and recommendation for New York State Initial Certification (grades PK-12). Students in this program balance full-time teaching in a NYCDOE school and graduate school coursework. They are supported in their program and teaching by the TESOL Program and the Peace Corps Fellows Program. Through comprehensive and innovative course work, hands-on experiences in New York City public schools, and research projects, Fellows explore the teaching and learning of English to PK-12 speakers of other languages.

      In order to complete all degree requirements successfully, this program typically demands a minimum of two years. The first summer in the program is intensive coursework and fieldwork to prepare students for their first year of teaching.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our OTE website: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      Track Specific  Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (14 points):

      • A&HL 4076         TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL (2)
      • A&HL 5105 Classroom Discourse (or other TESOL/AL Elective) (3)

      Breadth Courses (6 points)

      • C&T 4501: Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural, Multilingual Classroom (3)
      • C&T 4000: Disability, Exclusion and Schooling (3)

      Required Exit Project

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature review, and is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here.

    • Points/Credits: 38

      Entry Terms: Spring Only

      Certification:

      • NY State Initial: English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Pre-K-12

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Arts degree with the following tracks: Applied Linguistics, TESOL General, TESOL PreK-12 with Initial Certification, and TESOL PreK-12 with Transitional-B Certification. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information.

      We also offer a hybrid version of MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (general track):  https://www.tc.columbia.edu/arts-and-humanities/applied-linguistics-tesol/degrees--requirements/tesol-ma-hybrid/

      Students earning the Masters of Arts degree have five types of requirements: (1) general courses,(2) track-specific courses, (3) elective courses within AL and TESOL, and (4) out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) an exit project. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the student's assigned faculty advisor. The track-specific courses, electives, and breadth courses for each track are included below.

      General Courses (15 points for AL and TESOL General. See below for TESOL PreK-12.):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)

      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)

      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      • One language use course from the list below (for AL and TESOL General only):

        • 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)

      Track-Specific Courses for the MA in AL (9 points) 

      • A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices (3)
      • A&HL 5301: Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      Track-Specific Courses for the MA in TESOL (9 points) 

      • A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices (3)
      • A&HL 5301:  Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
      • One course from the following:
        • A&HL 6301: Practicum II: Listening (3)
        • A&HL 6302: Practicum II: Speaking (3)
        • A&HL 6303: Practicum II: Reading (3)
        • A&HL 6304: Practicum II: Writing (3)

      Elective Courses ( 6 points for AL and TESOL General only). (For TESOL PK-12, see below.)

      • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3-6 points):

        •  A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)

        • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)

        • 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)

        • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

        • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

        • A&HL 5106: Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

        • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)

        • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching  (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087: SLA in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)

        • 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 assessment research (3)

        • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

        • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Breadth Out-of-Program Courses (6 points for AL and TESOL General only). (For TESOL PK-12, see below.)

      • See recommended course list below. Must be chosen with advisor’s written approval.

      Exit Project:

      • In addition to course requirements, students must complete a mMaster’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

      Students can normally expect to complete the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years).

      Master of Arts in TESOL, PK-12 Initial Certification Track (37 points)

      The TESOL PK-12 Initial Certification track offers a 37-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward Initial New York State Teacher Certification. Students wishing to teach in a public school in a state other than New York are advised to consult the certification requirements for that state.

      See section for TESOL Transitional B for PeaceCorps Fellows for specific requirements for this degree.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our Office of Teacher Education (OTE) website: 

      https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):  

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      •  A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

       Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (13 points):

      • A&HL 4076  TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 (2)
      • A&HL 4777  Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (2)

      Elective Courses (3 points)

      • Elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3 points):

        • A&HL 4077            TESOL classroom practices (3)

        • A&HL 4090   Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

        • A&HL 5011            Tech-based language teaching and materials design (3)

        • A&HL 6097:           Task-based language teaching learning (3)

        • A&HL 4001 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 5106 Language socialization (3)

        • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)

        • A&HL 5087 Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)

        • A&HL 6097:     Task-based language learning (3)

        • A&HL 5199     Topics in language assessment (3)

        • A&HL 5519     Instructed SLA and assessment (3)

        • A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      Breadth Courses (9 points)

      • One out-of-program breadth course from each of the following three categories (9 points):

        • A&HB 4020 Bilingualism and disabilities

        • A&HB 4021 Foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • Bilingual/bicultural education or Foundations of education and urban education (3)

        • A&HB 4024 Linguistics foundations of bilingual/bicultural education

        • A&HB 4075 Cross-cultural communication and       classroom ecology

        • A&HB 4121 Bilingual/bicultural curriculum design

        • A&HH 4076           History of urban education

        • C&T 4078 Curriculum and teaching in urban areas

        • C&T 4501 Teaching and learning in the multicultural classroom

        • EDPS 4022 Sociology of urban education

        • ITSF 4060 Latinos in urban schools

        • Various topics courses in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

      • Elementary and secondary education (3)

        • A&HF 4090 Philosophies of education

        • A&HF 4091 Call to teach

        • A&HW 4036           The teaching of social studies

        • A&HW 5030           Diversity and the social studies curriculum

        • C&T 4124 Curriculum development in elementary education

        • C&T 4133 Learning and teaching in the intermediate reading and writing classroom

        • C&T 4141 Literature for older children

        • C&T 4151 Teaching of writing

        • C&T 5037 Literacy, culture, and the teaching of reading

        • HUDK 4022            Developmental psychology: Childhood

        • HUDK 4023            Developmental psychology: Adolescence

        • MSTC 4040 Science in childhood education

        • MSTC 4044 Biology curriculum and methods laboratory

        • MSTM 5010 Mathematics in elementary school

      • Teaching students with learning disabilities (3)

        • C&T 4000 Disability, exclusion, and schooling

        • C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms

        • C&T 4046 Curriculum and instruction in secondary inclusive education

        • C&T 4047 Curriculum development in secondary inclusive education

        • C&T 4301 Formal assessment of exceptional students

        • C&T 5080 Access to full participation in schools

        • HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms

      Exit Project:

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

      Master of Arts in TESOL, Transitional B Certification Track (Peace Corps) (32 points) 

      We offer a 32-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward PK-12 Transitional B Certification. The program is designed for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to transition into public school classrooms. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the M.A. degree and recommendation for New York State Initial Certification (grades PK-12). Students in this program balance full-time teaching in a NYCDOE school and graduate school coursework. They are supported in their program and teaching by the TESOL Program and the Peace Corps Fellows Program. Through comprehensive and innovative course work, hands-on experiences in New York City public schools, and research projects, Fellows explore the teaching and learning of English to PK-12 speakers of other languages.

      In order to complete all degree requirements successfully, this program typically demands a minimum of two years. The first summer in the program is intensive coursework and fieldwork to prepare students for their first year of teaching.

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our OTE website: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      General Courses (12 points):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087: Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088: Second language assessment (3)

      Track Specific Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (14 points):

      • A&HL 4076         TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (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 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL (2)
      • A&HL 5105 Classroom Discourse (or other TESOL/AL Elective) (3)

      Breadth Courses (6 points)

      • C&T 4501: Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural, Multilingual Classroom (3)
      • C&T 4000: Disability, Exclusion and Schooling (3)

      Required Exit Project

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a practice motivated review of literature review, and is normally completed during the last semester of study. For more information, click here

    • Points/Credits: 45-46

      Entry Terms: Summer/Fall

      Certification:

      • Dual Certification NY State Initial: English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Pre-K-12
      • and NY State Initial: Teaching of English (7-12)

      Degree Requirements

      Addendum

      * Updated on Jan. 8th, 2021

      The dual certification MA in English Education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an innovative new program that responds to a growing need for dually certified teachers. The program leads to a PK-12 Initial New York State Teacher Certification in TESOL and a secondary certification in English Education. Students complete 45-46 credits of coursework over two academic years, including two semesters (Fall and Spring) of student teaching.

      Students work with leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of English Education and TESOL through comprehensive and innovative coursework and research projects. In addition, students are mentored by experienced teachers during their two semesters of student teaching in the New York City public school system. 

      Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass all required New York State exams for initial certification, including the edTPA. For more information, please visit our Office of Teacher Education (OTE) website: 

      https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-teacher-education/students/certification-requirements/certification-exams/      

      All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

      Core Courses (29 points):  

      • A&HL 4000 Educational Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 4076 PreK-6 Methods (3) 

      • A&HL 4085 Pedagogical English Grammar (3) 

      • A&HL 4088 Assessment (3)

      • A&HL 4097 Second Language Acquisition (3)

      • A&HL 4185 Pedagogical Approaches to Content Methods (3)

      • A&HE 4057 English Methods (3)

      • A&HE 4058 Teaching of Reading (3)

      • A&HE 4151 Teaching of Writing (3)

      • A&HE 5518 Teaching of English in Diverse Social and Cultural Contexts (2)

      Literature Course (3 points):

      • Students choose one of the following courses:

        • A&HE 4050 Literature & Teaching

        • A&HE 4051 Critical Approaches

        • A&HE 4052 Adolescent Literature

        • A&HE 4053 Cultural Perspectives

        • A&HE 4056 Feminist Perspectives

        • A&HE 4100 Teaching of Drama & Theater

        • A&HE 4561 Teaching Narrative and Story

      Student Teaching Courses (6 points):

      • A&HC 4750 Supervised Teaching Phase I 3 credits

      • A&HC 4751 Supervised Teaching Phase II 3 credits

      Foundations/Breadth Courses (6-7 points)

      Foundations/breadth courses are intended to broaden students’ knowledge of the history of education, philosophies of education, and educational issues and practices beyond their particular area of concentration. All students must take at least 6 points of such courses (courses in Teachers College not designated “A&HE,” “A&HL” or “A&HC”) in close consultation with their advisors and with the TC Office of Teacher Education. 

      Foundations/breadth credits must be used to meet the New York State requirements within the following categories:*

        • Special Education (3)

        • History/Philosophy of Education (2-3)

        • Human Development/Psychology (2-3)

      Each term, the program will issue a list of courses across the college offered within each of the three categories above from which students may choose. These courses may be taken as pass/fail. 

      *If any of these requirements has been met through previous college-level coursework, the students would adjust points within the other two courses accordingly for a total of no fewer than 6 points. Students will make these adjustments in consultation with their advisor.

      Exit Project (1 point):

      • A&HE 5590 Master’s Seminar 1 credit

      Students complete a Master’s project written on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a review of literature on a scholarly topic or a teacher inquiry project. It is normally completed during the penultimate semester of study. The Master’s Seminar supports the completion of this project.

      Student Teaching

      Students in the 45-46 point TESOL/Teaching of English program have two separate semesters of student teaching. As specified by New York State in the requirements for 7-12 ELA Initial Certification, one of these experiences is in a middle school and the other is in a high school. Most placements are made in urban public schools in New York City. Commuting to one of the outer boroughs should be expected. In each semester, student teachers will be placed in classrooms in which both TESOL and English Language Arts are taught.

      Student teaching experiences differ by semester. In the first (Phase 1) semester, the cooperating teacher has primary responsibility for designing the curriculum. While students do not have the major responsibility for designing or organizing the course of instruction, they are active participants in the classroom and school communities. 

      Although the Phase 1 experience varies, students are engaged in observation, group work with students, conferencing, and teaching. Later, toward the end of the Phase 1 experience, at a time mutually agreeable to both cooperating teacher and student teacher, the student teacher is expected to assume full responsibility for one class. A three to four week unit of study might be appropriate at this point.

      During Phase 2 of student teaching, student teachers are immersed in teaching, responsible for planning and conducting two classes, assessing student work, and participating as faculty members in the life of their school. 

      In addition to these student teaching placements, students will complete 50 hours of observation on the PK-6 level as part of the A&HL 4076 PreK-6 Methods course.

  • Master of Education

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Education degree with  four areas of Specialization in Applied Linguistics (and TESOL: language use, second language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and second language assessment. The EdM is an articulated Master’s degree, 30 points beyond the M.A. level. Please refer to the Area of Specialization descriptions below for detailed curriculum information. Note that students' official major will be either Applied Linguistics or TESOL (i.e., their areas of Specialization will not appear on the student academic record).. Students can expect to complete the Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in one to three years depending on their full-time or part-time status. Students receiving an  M.A. in Applied Linguistics  and TESOL at Teachers College can usually finish earlier.

      The Ed.M. program typically attracts two kinds of students: a) those who have already received an M.A. in a related field of study and who wish to further their professional development  in order to augment their practice in the field; and b) those who have already received an M.A. in a  related field of study and who wish to ultimately pursue a doctorate. 

      Students earning the Master of Education degrees have six types of requirements: (1) prerequisites and/or transfer courses, (2) Area of Specialization-specific courses, (3) elective courses, (4) research methods and statistics/measurement courses, (5) breadth courses, and (6) an Ed.M. exit project. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. 

      Students across all areas of Specialization are required to complete a minimum of 9 credits of elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Students must also complete an exit project outside of their coursework. 

      Students with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics  or TESOL from Teachers College may use up to 36 credits of their M.A. course work toward their Ed.M. program, provided these courses are approved by their faculty advisor. Students with an M.A. from other accredited institutions or who completed their M.A. at TC but outside of the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program may transfer a total of 30 credits, subject to the approval of the faculty advisor.

      Prerequisite and/or Transfer Courses for All areas of Specialization (15 points):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085:  Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087:  Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088:  Second language assessment (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 are of focu-specific courses, elective courses, research methods and statistics courses, and breadth courses which vary from Area of Specialization to Area of Specialization, are described below.

      Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (60 pts; Second Language Acquisition Area of Specialization)

      The second language acquisition Area of Specialization of the Ed.M. program requires 60 graduate  points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. 

      Prerequisite Courses (15 points; see above). 

      Area of Specialization-Specific in Second Language Acquisition (15 points):

      • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)
      • A&HL 5087: Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
      • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching (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:

        • A&HL 5199.001 Issues in Statistics for Applied Linguistics Research (3) 

        • C&T 5502: Introduction to qualitative research (3)

        • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

      Elective (9 points)

      • A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)
      • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)
      • 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)
      • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)
      • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)
      • A&HL 5106: Language socialization (3)
      • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)
      • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)
      • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)
      • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)
      • 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 assessment research (3)
      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)
      • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval). Below is a sample of such courses for the SLA Area of Specialization.

      • 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: Cognition and learning (2-3)

      • HUDK 4080: Educational psychology (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)

      Exit Project 

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete an Ed.M project on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a 25-page review of literature on a scholarly topic or it can be an empirically-based paper. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. 

      Transfer of credits: 9 or more, subject to advisor’s approval. 

      Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (60 pts; 2nd Lang. Assessment Area of Specialization)

      The second language assessment aras of focus 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.

      Pre-requisite and/or Transfer Courses for All areas of Specialization (15 points): See above.

      Area of Specialization-Specific Courses in Second Language Assessment (15 points):

      • A&HL 5512: Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)

      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

      • A&HL 6040: Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      • And two courses from the following:

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)
        • A&HL 5519: Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)
        • A&HL 6000 : Second language test validation (3)
        • A&HL 6060: Generalizability theory for L2 testing research (3)
        • A&HL 6407: Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)

      Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Assessment (Must have advisor’s written approval):

      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3) and

      • One course from the following:

        • A&HL 5199.001 A&HL 5199.001 Issues in Statistics for AppliedLinguistics Research

          OR 

          (HUDM courses will fulfill the Breadth requirement see below)

        • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

        • HUDM 5122: Applied regression analysis (3)

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval).  Aside from the HUDM stats courses above, below is a sample of such courses for the assessment Area of Specialization.

        • HUDK 4035: Technology and human development (2-3)

        • HBSK 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)

        • HUDM 6051: Psychometric theory I (2-3)

        • HUDM 6122: Multivariate analysis I (2-3)

        • MSTU 4036: Hypermedia and education (2-3)

        • HUDK 4029: Cognition and learning (2-3)

        • MSTU 4133: Cognition and computers (2-3)

      Exit Project (39 points; see above)

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete an Ed.M project on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a 25-page review of literature on a scholarly topic or it can be an empirically-based paper. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. 

      Students can normally expect to complete an EdM. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years) depending on transfer credits.

      Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (60 pts; Language Use Area of Specialization)

      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:

      Prerequisite and/or Transfer Courses for All areas of Specialization (15 points): See above.Area of Specialization-Specific Courses in Language Use (9 points):

      • A&HL 4104: Discourse analysis (3)

      • A&HL 4105: Conversation analysis (3)

      • A&HL 4106: Text and textuality (3)

      • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

      • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

      • A&HL 5106: Language Socialization (3)

      • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

      • Various topics courses in discourse (3)

      Research Methods and Statistics for Language Use (6 points) (Must have advisor’s written approval):

      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3) and

      • One course from the following:

        • A&HL 5199.001 Issues in Statistics for Applied Linguistics Research

        OR 

          (HUDM courses)

        • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

        • ITSF 5000: Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)

        • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

      Recommended Elective Courses for the Language Use Area of Specialization (Must have advisor’s written approval)

      •  A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)
      • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)
      • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)
      • A&HL 5087: Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
      • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching (3)
      • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)
      • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)
      • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)
      • 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 assessment research (3)
      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

      Various topic courses

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval). Below is just a sample: 

      • ITSF 5003: Communication and Culture (2-3)

      • ITSF 5016: Ethnography of education (2-3)

      Exit Project 

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete an Ed.M project on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a 25-page review of literature on a scholarly topic or it can be an empirically-based paper. . It is normally completed during the last semester of study. 

      Students can normally expect to complete an EdM. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years) depending on transfer credits.

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Education degree with  four areas of Specialization in Applied Linguistics (and TESOL: language use, second language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and second language assessment. The EdM is an articulated Master’s degree, 30 points beyond the M.A. level. Please refer to the Area of Specialization descriptions below for detailed curriculum information. Note that students' official major will be either Applied Linguistics or TESOL (i.e., their areas of Specialization will not appear on the student academic record).. Students can expect to complete the Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in one to three years depending on their full-time or part-time status. Students receiving an  M.A. in Applied Linguistics  and TESOL at Teachers College can usually finish earlier.

      The Ed.M. program typically attracts two kinds of students: a) those who have already received an M.A. in a related field of study and who wish to further their professional development  in order to augment their practice in the field; and b) those who have already received an M.A. in a  related field of study and who wish to ultimately pursue a doctorate. 

      Students earning the Master of Education degrees have six types of requirements: (1) prerequisites and/or transfer courses, (2) Area of Specialization-specific courses, (3) elective courses, (4) research methods and statistics/measurement courses, (5) breadth courses, and (6) an Ed.M. exit project. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. 

      Students across all areas of Specialization are required to complete a minimum of 9 credits of elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Students must also complete an exit project outside of their coursework. 

      Students with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics  or TESOL from Teachers College may use up to 36 credits of their M.A. course work toward their Ed.M. program, provided these courses are approved by their faculty advisor. Students with an M.A. from other accredited institutions or who completed their M.A. at TC but outside of the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program may transfer a total of 30 credits, subject to the approval of the faculty advisor.

      Prerequisite and/or Transfer Courses for All areas of Specialization (15 points):

      • A&HL 4000: Educational linguistics (3)
      • A&HL 4085:  Pedagogical English grammar (3)
      • A&HL 4087:  Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 4088:  Second language assessment (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 are of focu-specific courses, elective courses, research methods and statistics courses, and breadth courses which vary from Area of Specialization to Area of Specialization, are described below.

      Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (60 pts; Second Language Acquisition Area of Specialization)

      The second language acquisition Area of Specialization of the Ed.M. program requires 60 graduate  points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. 

      Prerequisite Courses (15 points; see above). 

      Area of Specialization-Specific in Second Language Acquisition (15 points):

      • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)
      • A&HL 5087: Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
      • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching (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:

        • A&HL 5199.001 Issues in Statistics for Applied Linguistics Research (3) 

        • C&T 5502: Introduction to qualitative research (3)

        • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

      Elective (9 points)

      • A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)
      • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)
      • 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)
      • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)
      • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)
      • A&HL 5106: Language socialization (3)
      • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)
      • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)
      • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)
      • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)
      • 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 assessment research (3)
      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)
      • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval). Below is a sample of such courses for the SLA Area of Specialization.

      • 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: Cognition and learning (2-3)

      • HUDK 4080: Educational psychology (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)

      Exit Project 

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete an Ed.M project on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a 25-page review of literature on a scholarly topic or it can be an empirically-based paper. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. 

      Transfer of credits: 9 or more, subject to advisor’s approval. 

      Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (60 pts; 2nd Lang. Assessment Area of Specialization)

      The second language assessment aras of focus 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.

      Pre-requisite and/or Transfer Courses for All areas of Specialization (15 points): See above.

      Area of Specialization-Specific Courses in Second Language Assessment (15 points):

      • A&HL 5512: Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)

      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

      • A&HL 6040: Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      • And two courses from the following:

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)
        • A&HL 5519: Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)
        • A&HL 6000 : Second language test validation (3)
        • A&HL 6060: Generalizability theory for L2 testing research (3)
        • A&HL 6407: Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)

      Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Assessment (Must have advisor’s written approval):

      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3) and

      • One course from the following:

        • A&HL 5199.001 A&HL 5199.001 Issues in Statistics for AppliedLinguistics Research

          OR 

          (HUDM courses will fulfill the Breadth requirement see below)

        • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

        • HUDM 5122: Applied regression analysis (3)

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval).  Aside from the HUDM stats courses above, below is a sample of such courses for the assessment Area of Specialization.

        • HUDK 4035: Technology and human development (2-3)

        • HBSK 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)

        • HUDM 6051: Psychometric theory I (2-3)

        • HUDM 6122: Multivariate analysis I (2-3)

        • MSTU 4036: Hypermedia and education (2-3)

        • HUDK 4029: Cognition and learning (2-3)

        • MSTU 4133: Cognition and computers (2-3)

      Exit Project (39 points; see above)

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete an Ed.M project on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a 25-page review of literature on a scholarly topic or it can be an empirically-based paper. It is normally completed during the last semester of study. 

      Students can normally expect to complete an EdM. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years) depending on transfer credits.

      Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (60 pts; Language Use Area of Specialization)

      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:

      Prerequisite and/or Transfer Courses for All areas of Specialization (15 points): See above.Area of Specialization-Specific Courses in Language Use (9 points):

      • A&HL 4104: Discourse analysis (3)

      • A&HL 4105: Conversation analysis (3)

      • A&HL 4106: Text and textuality (3)

      • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

      • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

      • A&HL 5106: Language Socialization (3)

      • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

      • Various topics courses in discourse (3)

      Research Methods and Statistics for Language Use (6 points) (Must have advisor’s written approval):

      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3) and

      • One course from the following:

        • A&HL 5199.001 Issues in Statistics for Applied Linguistics Research

        OR 

          (HUDM courses)

        • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

        • ITSF 5000: Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)

        • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

      Recommended Elective Courses for the Language Use Area of Specialization (Must have advisor’s written approval)

      •  A&HL 4101: Phonetics and phonology (3)
      • A&HL 5085: Advanced syntax (3)
      • A&HL 5008: Interlanguage analysis (3)
      • A&HL 5087: Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
      • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)
      • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching (3)
      • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)
      • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)
      • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)
      • 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 assessment research (3)
      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

      Various topic courses

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval). Below is just a sample: 

      • ITSF 5003: Communication and Culture (2-3)

      • ITSF 5016: Ethnography of education (2-3)

      Exit Project 

      In addition to course requirements, students must complete an Ed.M project on a research topic arising from course-related interests and subject to approval by their assigned advisor. This project can be a 25-page review of literature on a scholarly topic or it can be an empirically-based paper. . It is normally completed during the last semester of study. 

      Students can normally expect to complete an EdM. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years) depending on transfer credits.

  • Doctor of Education

    • Points/Credits: 90

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Doctor of Education degree with four areas of Specialization: language use, language teacher education, second language acquisition, and second language assessment. Please see the descriptions for each of these Area of Specialization below.

      Students who did not receive their M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College will be expected to complete all the required courses or their equivalent for the M.A./Ed.M programs in Applied Linguistics or TESOL at Teachers College.

      Doctoral students have five types of requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements, (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, (5) research and statistics  courses. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.

      Transfer Courses (45 or 60 points):

      • Students with an M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College can use up to 60 prior TC credits toward their Ed.D. program. Students from other institutions may be eligible to transfer up to 45 points from previous graduate study at an accredited institution. All points transferred must be from coursework relevant to the degree program enrolled in, and any transfer of  credits must meet the approval of the student's faculty advisor.

      Candidacy Requirements for All Ed.D. Students (Minimum 15 points; courses may be taken several times):

      • A&HL 5507: Research paper in applied linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 6507-A: Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics (3) (Closed-Book Certification Exam)

      • A&HL 6507-B: Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics (3) (Qualifying Paper/Pilot Study)

      • A&HL 7507: Dissertation seminar in applied linguistics (3) (Dissertation Proposal)

      • A&HL 8907: Dissertation advisement in TESOL and applied linguistics (0) (Dissertation Submission)

      When doctoral students reach approximately 50 points in the program and have been at Teachers College for at least one year, they may register for a doctoral seminar every semester pending advisor’s approval.

      Doctoral preparation involves four successive stages:

        1. Developing a critical understanding of the research literature in a given area(5500 Research Paper; 6500 Part A: Certification Exam)

        2. Conceptualizing and carrying out a pilot study in the area of inquiry (6500 Part B: Qualifying Paper) 

        3. Writing a dissertation proposal in the area of inquiry (Dissertation Proposal) 

        4. Carrying out the study and writing the dissertation (Dissertation Submission)

      Doctoral students are required to demonstrate research preparedness in a substantive area by passing the research paper at the 5500 level, the certification exam and pilot study at the 6500 level, the dissertation proposal at the 7500 level, and the completed dissertation at the 8000 level. Students are expected to make steady and continuous progress toward the degree. Students who fail to make timely progress may be asked to leave the program. Timely progress will be determined by the program faculty. 

      Students who receive less than a B+ on the 5500 paper will be terminated from the doctoral program, and will receive an Ed.M. if their 5500 paper is of acceptable quality. Students may retake 6500 part A or B one time. If students do not pass the proposal or the proposal defense, they will be asked to leave the program. In the event of a failed dissertation defense, faculty may petition the Ed.D committee to permit one additional retake, if extraordinary circumstances apply.

      Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (90 pts; Second Language Acquisition Area of Specialization)

      The second language acquisition area of Specialization requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. This Area of Specialization has five types of  requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements (listed above), (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) research and statistics  courses. 

      Area of Specialization Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 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)

      These courses can be taken more than once, as needed.

      Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (12 points subject to advisor’s approval):

      • A&HL 5575 Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      • Four courses from the following:

        • 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 (3)

        • A&HL 6089 Second language performance assessment (3)

        • C&T 5502 Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum and teaching (3)

        • HUDM 4050 Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)

        • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)

        • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)

        • ITSF 4092 Qualitative research and evaluation in international education (3)

        • ITSF 5000 Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)

        • ITSF 5001 Ethnography and participant observation: Structural and interpretive analysis (3)

        • ITSF 5002 Ethnography and participant observation: Comparative and qualitative analysis (3)

        • ORLJ 4009 Understanding behavioral research (3)

      Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points subject to advisor’s approval):

      • Elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):

       

      • Out-of-program breadth courses (6 points of any combination):

        • 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 4035 Technology and human development (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 5039 Design of intelligent learning environments (2-3)

        • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (2-3)

        • MSTU 4133 Cognition and computers (2-3)

      Transfer Courses (15 credits or more; subject to advisor’s approval)

      Candidacy Requirements (15 points or more; see above)

      Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (90 pts; 2nd Lang. Assessment Area of Specialization)

      The second language assessment Area of Specialization requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. This Area of Specialization has five types of  requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements (listed above), (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) research and statistics  courses. 

      Area of Specialization-Specific Courses in Second Language Assessment (15 points):

      • A&HL 5512: Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)

      • A&HL 6040: Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      • And two courses from the following:

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)

        • A&HL 5519: Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)

        • A&HL 6000 : Second language test validation (3)

        • A&HL 6060: Generalizability theory for L2 testing research (3)

        • A&HL 6407: Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)

      Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Assessment (6 points) (Must have advisor’s written approval):

            Required

      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

      • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

      • HUDM 5122: Applied regression analysis (3)

      • One or more from the following depending on the dissertation topic:

        • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)

        • HUDM 5124 Multidimensional scaling and clustering (3)

        • HUDM 6030 Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (3)

        • HUDM 6051 Psychometric theory I (3)

        • HUDM 6052 Psychometric theory II (3)

        • HUDM 6055 Latent structure analysis (3)

        • HUDM 6122 Multivariate analysis I (3)

        • HUDM 6123 Multivariate analysis II (3)

      Recommended Elective Course for the Assessment Area of Specialization (9 points) (Must have advisor’s written approval):

      • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (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 assessment research (3)

      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

      • A&HL 4104: Discourse analysis (3)

      • A&HL 4105: Conversation analysis (3)

      • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

      • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

      • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

      • A&HL 5087: Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)

      • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)

      • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching (3)

      • A&HL 5199: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Issues in Natural Language Processing: Natural Language Processing for Applied Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 5515: Adv.Topics: Applied Linguistics I: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

      • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)

      • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval) Aside from the HUDM stats courses above, below is a sample of such courses for the assessment Area of Specialization.

      • 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)

      • HUDM 6051: Psychometric theory I (2-3)

      • HUDM 6122: Multivariate analysis I (2-3)

      • MSTU 4036: Hypermedia and education (2-3)

      • HUDK 4029: Cognition and learning (2-3)

      • MTSU 4133: Cognition and computers (2-3)

      Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (90 pts; Language Use Area of Specialization)

      The language use Area of Specialization requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. This Area of Specialization has five types of  requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements (listed above, (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) research and statistics courses. 

      Area of Specialization Requirements for Language Use (9 points):

      • A&HL 4020 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 5106 Language Socialization (3)

      • A&HL 6031 Advanced conversation analysis (3)

      • Various topics courses (3)

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

      To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an Area of Specialization, they are required to take a minimum of 6 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.

      • 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

      Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Language Use (15 points):

      • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):

        • Chosen with advisor's approval

      • Required out-of-program breadth courses (6 points of any combination):

        • ITSF 5003 Culture and communication (2-3)

        • ITSF 5016 Ethnography of education (2-3)

        • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

      Transfer Courses (up to 45 points; see above) Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)

    • Points/Credits: 90

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Doctor of Education degree with four areas of Specialization: language use, language teacher education, second language acquisition, and second language assessment. Please see the descriptions for each of these Area of Specialization below.

      Students who did not receive their M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College will be expected to complete all the required courses or their equivalent for the M.A./Ed.M programs in Applied Linguistics or TESOL at Teachers College.

      Doctoral students have five types of requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements, (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, (5) research and statistics  courses. All course decisions must be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.

      Transfer Courses (45 or 60 points):

      • Students with an M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College can use up to 60 prior TC credits toward their Ed.D. program. Students from other institutions may be eligible to transfer up to 45 points from previous graduate study at an accredited institution. All points transferred must be from coursework relevant to the degree program enrolled in, and any transfer of  credits must meet the approval of the student's faculty advisor.

      Candidacy Requirements for All Ed.D. Students (Minimum 15 points; courses may be taken several times):

      • A&HL 5507: Research paper in applied linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 6507-A: Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics (3) (Closed-Book Certification Exam)

      • A&HL 6507-B: Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics (3) (Qualifying Paper/Pilot Study)

      • A&HL 7507: Dissertation seminar in applied linguistics (3) (Dissertation Proposal)

      • A&HL 8907: Dissertation advisement in TESOL and applied linguistics (0) (Dissertation Submission)

      When doctoral students reach approximately 50 points in the program and have been at Teachers College for at least one year, they may register for a doctoral seminar every semester pending advisor’s approval.

      Doctoral preparation involves four successive stages:

        1. Developing a critical understanding of the research literature in a given area(5500 Research Paper; 6500 Part A: Certification Exam)

        2. Conceptualizing and carrying out a pilot study in the area of inquiry (6500 Part B: Qualifying Paper) 

        3. Writing a dissertation proposal in the area of inquiry (Dissertation Proposal) 

        4. Carrying out the study and writing the dissertation (Dissertation Submission)

      Doctoral students are required to demonstrate research preparedness in a substantive area by passing the research paper at the 5500 level, the certification exam and pilot study at the 6500 level, the dissertation proposal at the 7500 level, and the completed dissertation at the 8000 level. Students are expected to make steady and continuous progress toward the degree. Students who fail to make timely progress may be asked to leave the program. Timely progress will be determined by the program faculty. 

      Students who receive less than a B+ on the 5500 paper will be terminated from the doctoral program, and will receive an Ed.M. if their 5500 paper is of acceptable quality. Students may retake 6500 part A or B one time. If students do not pass the proposal or the proposal defense, they will be asked to leave the program. In the event of a failed dissertation defense, faculty may petition the Ed.D committee to permit one additional retake, if extraordinary circumstances apply.

      Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (90 pts; Second Language Acquisition Area of Specialization)

      The second language acquisition area of Specialization requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. This Area of Specialization has five types of  requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements (listed above), (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) research and statistics  courses. 

      Area of Specialization Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 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)

      These courses can be taken more than once, as needed.

      Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (12 points subject to advisor’s approval):

      • A&HL 5575 Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      • Four courses from the following:

        • 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 (3)

        • A&HL 6089 Second language performance assessment (3)

        • C&T 5502 Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum and teaching (3)

        • HUDM 4050 Introduction to measurement (3)

        • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)

        • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)

        • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)

        • ITSF 4092 Qualitative research and evaluation in international education (3)

        • ITSF 5000 Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)

        • ITSF 5001 Ethnography and participant observation: Structural and interpretive analysis (3)

        • ITSF 5002 Ethnography and participant observation: Comparative and qualitative analysis (3)

        • ORLJ 4009 Understanding behavioral research (3)

      Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points subject to advisor’s approval):

      • Elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):

       

      • Out-of-program breadth courses (6 points of any combination):

        • 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 4035 Technology and human development (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 5039 Design of intelligent learning environments (2-3)

        • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (2-3)

        • MSTU 4133 Cognition and computers (2-3)

      Transfer Courses (15 credits or more; subject to advisor’s approval)

      Candidacy Requirements (15 points or more; see above)

      Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (90 pts; 2nd Lang. Assessment Area of Specialization)

      The second language assessment Area of Specialization requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. This Area of Specialization has five types of  requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements (listed above), (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) research and statistics  courses. 

      Area of Specialization-Specific Courses in Second Language Assessment (15 points):

      • A&HL 5512: Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)

      • A&HL 6040: Classroom-based language assessment (3)

      • And two courses from the following:

        • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (3)

        • A&HL 5519: Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)

        • A&HL 6000 : Second language test validation (3)

        • A&HL 6060: Generalizability theory for L2 testing research (3)

        • A&HL 6407: Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)

      Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Assessment (6 points) (Must have advisor’s written approval):

            Required

      • A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)

      • HUDM 4050: Introduction to measurement (3)

      • HUDM 4122: Probability and statistical inference (3)

      • HUDM 5122: Applied regression analysis (3)

      • One or more from the following depending on the dissertation topic:

        • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)

        • HUDM 5124 Multidimensional scaling and clustering (3)

        • HUDM 6030 Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (3)

        • HUDM 6051 Psychometric theory I (3)

        • HUDM 6052 Psychometric theory II (3)

        • HUDM 6055 Latent structure analysis (3)

        • HUDM 6122 Multivariate analysis I (3)

        • HUDM 6123 Multivariate analysis II (3)

      Recommended Elective Course for the Assessment Area of Specialization (9 points) (Must have advisor’s written approval):

      • A&HL 5199: Topics in language assessment (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 assessment research (3)

      • A&HL 6089: Second language performance assessment (3)

      • A&HL 4104: Discourse analysis (3)

      • A&HL 4105: Conversation analysis (3)

      • A&HL 5020: Interactional sociolinguistics (3)

      • A&HL 5105: Classroom discourse (3)

      • A&HL 6031: Advanced conversation analysis (3)

      • A&HL 5087: Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)

      • A&HL 6087: Advanced second language acquisition (3)

      • A&HL 6097: Task-based language teaching (3)

      • A&HL 5199: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Issues in Natural Language Processing: Natural Language Processing for Applied Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 5515: Adv.Topics: Applied Linguistics I: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics (3)

      • A&HL 4089: Teaching writing to ESL students (3)

      • A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design (3)

      • Courses can be taken at an affiliate campus in the Columbia community with advisor’s approval.

      Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval) Aside from the HUDM stats courses above, below is a sample of such courses for the assessment Area of Specialization.

      • 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)

      • HUDM 6051: Psychometric theory I (2-3)

      • HUDM 6122: Multivariate analysis I (2-3)

      • MSTU 4036: Hypermedia and education (2-3)

      • HUDK 4029: Cognition and learning (2-3)

      • MTSU 4133: Cognition and computers (2-3)

      Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (90 pts; Language Use Area of Specialization)

      The language use Area of Specialization requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. This Area of Specialization has five types of  requirements: (1) doctoral candidacy requirements (listed above, (2) Area of Specialization course requirements, (3) elective courses, (4) required out-of-program breadth courses, and (5) research and statistics courses. 

      Area of Specialization Requirements for Language Use (9 points):

      • A&HL 4020 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 5106 Language Socialization (3)

      • A&HL 6031 Advanced conversation analysis (3)

      • Various topics courses (3)

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

      To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an Area of Specialization, they are required to take a minimum of 6 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.

      • 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

      Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Language Use (15 points):

      • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):

        • Chosen with advisor's approval

      • Required out-of-program breadth courses (6 points of any combination):

        • ITSF 5003 Culture and communication (2-3)

        • ITSF 5016 Ethnography of education (2-3)

        • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

      Transfer Courses (up to 45 points; see above) Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)

Faculty

  • Faculty

    • ZhaoHong Han Professor of Language and Education
    • James Enos Purpura Professor of Language and Education
    • Hansun Zhang Waring Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL
  • Visiting Faculty

    • Elizabeth Ann Reddington Adj/PTVisiting Prof/PTLecturer (LING)
  • Lecturers

    • Sarah Chepkirui Creider Lecturer
    • Vivian Lindhardsen Senior Lecturer
    • Hoa T.H. Nguyen Lecturer
    • Payman Vafaee Lecturer
    • Erik Voss Lecturer
    • Howard A. Williams Senior Lecturer
  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Kirby Cook Grabowski Adjunct Assistant Professor
    • Linda Wine Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Instructors

    • Nancy Rolph Boblett CLP ESL Instructor

Courses

  • A&HL 4000 - Educational Linguistics
    Survey of cognitive and social approaches to the study of language, language acquisition, language systems, 20th and 21st century movements in linguistics, language varieties and attitudes, forms and functions of language in the classroom.
  • A&HL 4001 - Sociolinguistics and Education
    This course looks at language variation based on social class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender; cross-cultural pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, code-switching, language planning, and World Englishes. Pedagogical implications.
  • A&HL 4003 - Schools of Linguistic Analysis
    This course offers a comparative examination of major approaches to linguistic analysis, specifically systematic and transformational, with particular reference to pedagogical applications.
  • A&HL 4005 - Semantic Systems and the Lexicon
    A comparative examination of lexical semantic systems of English and other languages, with particular reference to the teaching and learning of vocabulary.
  • A&HL 4030 - Second Language Literacy Development
    Provides an introduction to the theory, research, and instructional practices relevant to reading and writing development for second-language learners.
  • A&HL 4076 - TESOL Methodologies for PK-6
    Teaching ESL to elementary students focusing on early literacy development and content instruction. This course also includes fieldwork.
  • A&HL 4077 - TESOL Classroom Practices
    Introduction to the major language teaching methods and approaches that have been influential in the 20th and 21st century.
  • A&HL 4078 - TESOL Materials
    Practice in designing, developing, and evaluating ESL or EFL materials used for students in different settings.
  • A&HL 4080 - Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
    Supports teachers in mainstream classrooms grades PK-12 in building a knowledge base and repertoire of instructional strategies for teaching English language learners in content area classrooms.
  • A&HL 4085 - Pedagogical English grammar
    A systematic, in-depth examination of English grammar with particular reference to the teaching and learning of grammar.
  • A&HL 4086 - Language Classroom Observation
    Introduction to the systematic observation of teaching in diverse contexts.
  • A&HL 4087 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
    Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. An introduction to the field of second language acquisition with a focus on the mechanisms driving, and factors influencing, second language learning.
  • A&HL 4088 - Second Language Assessment
    Prerequisite: A&HL 4087 or permission of instructor. Priority given to M.A. Applied Linguistics/TESOL students in their last semester. Introduction to language assessment practices including test design, construction, scoring, analysis and reporting; introduction to measurement concepts and basic statistics; and use of SPSS.
  • A&HL 4089 - Teaching writing to ESL students
    An introduction to the theory and practice of teaching second language writing to multilingual, multicultural writers in a wide range of educational contexts.
  • A&HL 4101 - Phonetics and Phonology
    An examination of the sound and orthographic systems of English, with reference to other languages and problems of learning and teaching English.
  • A&HL 4104 - Discourse Analysis
    Introduction to discourse analysis organized around four themes: discourse and structure, discourse and social action, discourse and identity, and discourse and ideology.
  • A&HL 4105 - Conversation Analysis
    This course offers a general introduction to conversation analysis (CA) by considering CA's methodological principles and analytical concepts along with its wealth of classic findings on spoken interaction. Through an in-depth look into exemplary studies as well as a series of data sessions, the course also provides basic training in conducting CA analysis.
  • A&HL 4106 - Text and Textuality
    Permission of instructor required or Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Explores various viewpoints on the production and comprehension of connected discourse, both written and oral, with reference to cohesive devices, rhetorical structures, and the general pragmatics of communication, with attention to pedagogical applications.
  • A&HL 4162 - Specialized TESOL Methodology: Cooperative Learning ESL Classroom
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4164 - TESOL Methodologies: Language for Specific Purposes
    This workshop is designed to introduce techniques for teaching English to students with limited literacy and/or formal schooling in their first language. Special attention will be given to activity and materials development, and to teaching grammar without relying on reading and writing. We will discuss potential academic strengths and weaknesses of students with limited formal schooling, as well as the importance of teacher talk/teacher input for this population. Additionally, we will look at techniques for integrating students with limited literacy into classrooms where most students can read and write.
  • A&HL 4165 - TESOL Methodologies: English for Academic Purposes
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4166 - TESOL Methodologies: Computer-assisted Language Learning
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4167 - TESOL Methodologies: Media-assisted Language Learning
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4168 - TESOL Methodologies: Culture and Second Language Teaching
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4169 - TESOL Methodologies: Literature in the ESOL Class
    This workshop explores the value of incorporating published literary works into ESL/EFL curricula.
  • A&HL 4171 - TESOL Methodologies for 7-12
    Teaching ESL to secondary students, focusing on content area ESL and second language literacy. This course also includes fieldwork.
  • A&HL 4172 - TESOL Methodologies: Teaching EFL to Children
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4173 - TESOL methodologies: Task-based language learning
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4174 - TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Second Language Grammar
    This workshop explores methods of communicative grammar teaching in the adult ESL classroom. It focuses on concrete strategies for integrating grammar instruction into a multi-skills curriculum.
  • A&HL 4175 - TESOL Methodologies: Facilitating Autonomy in Language Learning
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4176 - TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Listening
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4177 - TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Speaking
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4178 - TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Reading
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4179 - TESOL Methodologies: Teaching Writing
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4180 - TESOL Methodologies: Trends in TESOL Metholodogies
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4181 - Specialized TESOL Methodology: Integrated Skills
    Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.
  • A&HL 4185 - Pedagogical Approaches in the Content Areas for Teachers of PK-12 ESL
    This course examines subject matter education for ESL students in PK-12 setting. Students investigate best practices within the mainstream setting with a view to helping ESL students gain access to core subject matter knowledge.
  • A&HL 4500 - Advanced English Language Study
    This is a course for international students, as well as domestic students, who wish to develop more powerful and precise academic language skills. The course has two separate sections: Section 1 (4500.01), which focuses on academic writing and Section 2 (4500.02), which focuses on academic speaking. In the writing section, students will develop their own voice as an academic writer while becoming familiar with the conventions and styles common in academic writing. The course will focus on a variety of genres of academic writing, such as writing abstracts, critiques, and literature reviews. We will also discuss the writing process, including paraphrasing, summarizing, developing construct definitions, and APA citation. In the speaking section, we will develop the oral presentation skills necessary to participate in a variety of academic speaking contexts, including group work and meetings with professors. Students will also receive coaching in individualized pronunciation and suprasegmental issues, such as intonation, strategic pausing, and word stress. Limit 1 point for TESOL and Applied Linguistics students, and point does not count toward degree; out of program students may take it for 2 points.
  • A&HL 4776 - Supervised Student Teaching in TESOL: PK-6
    Permission of instructor required. A supervised teaching experience for M.A. students who work toward a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL PK-12 (Preschool to 12th grade). Requires an additional 36 hours per week of work outside the classroom.
  • A&HL 4777 - Supervised Student Teaching in TESOL: 7-12
    Permission of instructor required. A supervised teaching experience for M.A. students who work toward a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL PK-12 (Preschool to 12th grade).
  • A&HL 4819 - Experiences in Learning Another Language: Trends
    A series of workshops designed to provide language teachers with an opportunity to learn a foreign language through a brief immersion experience so that they can reflect upon the experience from a learner's perspective. Methods vary from term to term. These workshops may be taken more than once pending advisor's approval.
  • A&HL 4907 - Research and Independent Study: Applied Linguistics
    Permission of instructor required. Research under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others. Course may be taken more than once.
  • A&HL 4997 - TESOL/AL MA Project Writing
    The purpose of the course is to support Applied Linguistics and TESOL General Track students in the process of developing their MA project. This course will provide structured support for students who would like to know more about academic writing in the context of their MA projects.
  • A&HL 5008 - Interlanguage Analysis
    This course investigates processes underlying second language development/non-development. Guided by the instructor, students will examine empirical SLA studies and be introduced to ways of conducting interlanguage analysis.
  • A&HL 5011 - Technology-based Language Teaching and Material Design
    Focuses on how social media and Internet-mediated communication are used in language teaching. Main emphasis is placed on fostering intercultural learning and multiliteracies in hybrid or blended instruction formats.
  • A&HL 5020 - Interactional Sociolinguistics
    This course offers a general introduction to Interactional Sociolinguistics (IS) as an approach to discourse analysis. Aside from introducing classical concepts as well as their applications, major analytical themes such as conversation style, cross-cultural communications, gender and discourse, and discourse and identity will be explored through critical reading analyses of a series of relevant empirical studies.
  • A&HL 5085 - Advanced Syntax
    Permission of instructor required or Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Survey of generative syntax.
  • A&HL 5087 - SLA in the Classroom (Instructed SLA)
    Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. This course introduces research on instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), a thriving subfield of SLA, that investigates the effects of different types of instruction on second language development. Participants will be exposed to key and current topics and issues, develop an understanding (not just an awareness) of the essence of pedagogical intervention, including its potentials and limitations, and learn strategies that have proven effective in cultivating functional competence in learners.
  • A&HL 5105 - Classroom Discourse
    This course offers a general introduction to the study of classroom discourse. Through critical reading analyses of a body of classic and current work, students will become familiar with how systematic analyses of classroom interaction are conducted in a variety of classroom contexts. The goal is to cultivate an appreciation for the major findings in the study of classroom discourse and to develop an ability to perform disciplined analyses of such interaction.
  • A&HL 5106 - Language Socialization
    An introduction to the field of language socialization. Through critical reading analyses of a body of classic and current work, students will become familiar with the theoretical background of language socialization as well as how systematic analyses of both first and second language socialization are conducted both in and outside homes. The goal is to cultivate an appreciation for the major findings in the study of language socialization and to develop an ability to perform disciplined analyses of social interaction from the language socialization perspective.
  • A&HL 5207 - Fieldwork in TESOL
    Required field observation for students in the PK-12 certification track. Course may be taken more than once.
  • A&HL 5301 - Practicum I : Integrated Skills
    Prerequisite: A&HL 4077 and A&HL 4085. Helps student teachers refine their understanding of, and skills in, implementing and reflecting on their English language teaching. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP).
  • A&HL 5383 - Specialized Practicum for ESOL Teachers: In-service II
    Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP).
  • A&HL 5507 - Research Paper: TESOL/Applied Linguistics
    Research paper in TESOL/Applied linguistics. Requires an additional 36 hours per week of work outside the classroom.
  • A&HL 5512 - Historical Perspectives on Language Testing Research
    Permission of instructor required. This course examines the major issues and debates in language testing research since the 1960s. It explores controversies related to the nature of language ability, test authenticity, test score generalizability, performance assessment, and test validation. It also involves discussion of problems and future directions of language testing.
  • A&HL 5519 - Instructed Second Language Acquisition and Assessment
    Permission of instructor required. Examines how teaching, learning and assessment of grammar have been conceptualized, researched and explained in recent decades. Explores differing conceptualizations of language ability as a basis for teaching grammar under different conditions and as a basis for measuring and explaining grammatical acquisition.
  • A&HL 5575 - Research Literacy in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
    Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods with discussion of major research paradigms (experimental, ethnographic, introspective, questionnaire, etc.) and critical review of professional literature in applied linguistics and TESOL.
  • A&HL 5577 - Language Teacher Education: Supervision
    Introduces models of language teacher supervision with required field hours.
  • A&HL 6000 - Second Language Test Validation
    This course addresses the notion of validity and the process of validation in second language (L2) assessment. More specifically, it focuses on conceptual issues related to the establishment of internal and external validity in L2 assessments and other measuring instruments (e.g., questionnaires). The course aims not only to introduce students to the range of multivariate analytical methods (i.e., factor analysis and structural equation modeling) for answering complex questions but also to introduce students to how these analyses would be carried out so that claims of validity can be established and justified empirically. Finally, this course introduces students to data analysis using SPSS and EQS.
  • A&HL 6031 - Advanced Conversation Analysis
    Prerequisite; A&HL 4105. This course is designed to help students pursue further interests in and appreciations for conversation analysis (CA) as a methodology as well as its vast body of findings on language and social interaction. Aside from addressing the critical issue of CA and context, , three main themes will be explored: (1) membership categorization analysis (MCA); (2) tacit practices in interaction (i.e., person reference, nonverbal conduct, prosody, and discourse markers; cf. contextualization cues; (3) complex issues related to foundational practices in interaction (i.e., turn-taking, repair, and sequencing beyond the basics). The class will be conducted in a format that combines lectures, critical readings analyses, and data analysis exercises.
  • A&HL 6040 - Classroom-based Language Assessment
    This course explores the major issues and debates that have ensued both in the field of second and foreign language classroom-based assessment and in mainstream classroom assessment. Focus will be placed on classroom-based language assessment research and practice in the context of processing.
  • A&HL 6060 - Generalizability Theory for Second Language Assessment Research
    This course introduces students to an overview of generalizability (G) theory and its application in the context of second language (L2) assessment. The goals of this course are to provide the theoretical basis for G-theory in order for students to become well-informed consumers of research in this area and to provide students with the tools necessary to design empirical studies using G-theory analyses in L2 assessment contexts.
  • A&HL 6087 - Advanced Second Language Acquisition
    Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. This course examines theoretical and empirical issues in SLA research. Reading and discussion of selected state-of-the-art articles that address, critically and substantively, topics that are of fundamental interest to SLA researchers.
  • A&HL 6089 - Second Language Performance Assessment
    This course focuses on the application of Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (MFRM) to the examination of questions in applied linguistics related to second language (L2) performance assessment. In addition to examining how performance assessments have been conceptualized and investigated in applied linguistics research, students will have multiple opportunities to perform analyses of L2 performance data using MFRM. Students will learn to use Winsteps and Facets for these analyses.
  • A&HL 6207 - Advanced Fieldwork in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
    Permission of instructor required. Opportunity for qualified students, individually or in small groups, to develop and pursue projects, in consultation with an advisor, in schools, communities, and other field settings. Course may be taken more than once.
  • A&HL 6301 - Practicum II: Listening
    Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching listening within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP).
  • A&HL 6302 - Practicum II: Speaking
    Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching speaking within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Requires an additional 36 hours per week of work outside the classroom.
  • A&HL 6303 - Practicum II: Reading
    Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching reading within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Requires an additional 36 hours per week of work outside the classroom.
  • A&HL 6304 - Practicum II: Writing
    Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching writing within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Requires an additional 36 hours per week of work outside the classroom.
  • A&HL 6407 - Internship in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

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  • A&HL 6507 - Doctoral Seminar in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
    Doctoral preparation.
  • A&HL 6586 - Seminar in Observation

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  • A&HL 6587 - Seminar in Second Language Acquisition: Acquisitional and Cross-cultural Pragmatics
    Pre-requisite: A&HL 4104 or permission of instructor. Research on acquisitional and cross-cultural pragmatics.
  • A&HL 7507 - Dissertation Seminar in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
    Dissertation proposal.
  • A&HL 8907 - Dissertation Advisement in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
    This course supports doctoral students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL who are in the process of writing their dissertation.
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