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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics

 Learn more about how to apply to the MA in TESOL and Linguistics at Ball State.

This joint degree program combines the best of TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and linguistics, allowing students to consider language development at its most basic and complex levels.

You will work with faculty members who have diverse research interests, including endangered languages in Mexico. 

Faculty
Megumi Hamada
Mai Kuha
Carolyn MacKay
Elizabeth Riddle
Mary Theresa Seig
Lynne Stallings
Frank Trechsel
• Mary Lou Vercellotti 

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Learn more about how to apply to the MA in TESOL and Linguistics at Ball State.

The Program

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics, 45 credits
ENG 520 Introduction to Linguistics, or the equivalent is required but does not count toward required hours in the degree.
Major requirements:
ENG 616   Intro to Theories of Language Learning 3
ENG 617  Methods for Teaching English Language Learners 3
ENG 618     Materials for Teaching English Language Learners 3
ENG 621 Meaning and Structure in English 3
ENG 623 Phonetics and Phonology 3
ENG 624 Foundations of Second Language Acquisition 3
ENG 625  Phonology 3
ENG 626 Morphology and Syntax 3
ENG 627 Sociolinguistics 3
Directed electives: (choose 12 credits)
ENG 605 Teaching in English Studies (3)
ENG 622
ENG 628
ENG 629
ENG 630
ENG 631
ENG 632
ENG 682
ENG 684
ENG 686
ENG 693
History of the English Language (3)
Language and Culture (3)
Topics in Applied Linguistics (3)
Contrastive Analysis (3)
Historical Linguistics (3)
Discourse Analysis (3)
Topics in English Linguistics (3)
Topics in Second Language Acquisition (3)
Topics in Linguistics (3)
Writing in the Profession (3)









12
Research requirement
ENG 601 Research in English Studies
AND
3
RES 697 Research Paper (1-3)
OR
CRPR 698 Creative Project (3 or 6) 3
Total Credits 45

Depending on the nature of the student’s research, the student may also be advised to take one or more courses in experimental design and statistics in addition to other course work.

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