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Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (3 hours each)

ENG 400 - Principles of Linguistics
ENG 416 - Language and Society
ENG 468 - Second Language Acquisition
ENG 542 - Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language
ENG 545 - TESL Practicum 


Students choosing the exam option select four electives, two of which must be at the 500 level. Students doing a thesis select three electives, two of which  must be at the 500 level. 

ENG 403: History of the English Language
ENG 405 - Pragmatics
ENG 408 - Phonological Analysis
ENG 409 - Syntactic Analysis
ENG 417: Language and Ethnicity
ENG 418: Language Endangerment and Death
ENG 470 - Methods and Materials for K-12 ESL Teaching
ENG 472 - Assessment and Testing in ESL
ENG 474 - Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
ENG 540 - Seminar in Second Language Acquisition
ENG 541 - Discourse Analysis
ENG 543 - Grammar Pedagogy
ENG 544 - Reading and Writing Pedagogy in TESL
ENG 597 - Readings in English Studies 

Students may, with the written approval of their advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies, choose ONE elective from another SIUE Department. 

Exit Requirement 

The mode of final examination is dependent on the culminating activity selected by the student. A student who elects the thesis option must successfully complete a one-hour oral examination based on the thesis. A student who elects to enroll in 595 must attain at least a B in that course and successfully complete an examination responding to questions submitted by a committee of TESL faculty. 

The above requirements are available as a printable checklist, or you may obtain a copy of the checklist from the information rack outside the office of the Director of Graduate Studies.

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