Education (TESOL) - Master of Arts
The program with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, without licensure) prepares scholars, practitioners and leaders in understanding bilingualism/multilingualism within the context of schools, families, communities and society.
The Southwest Borderlands situate participants uniquely such that they might critically examine issues confronting Spanish-speaking and heritage language populations. A key dimension of the program is the advancement of issues related to equity and social justice by encouraging participants to serve as advocates for bilingual children, their families and communities. International contexts are considered part of the borderland and the TESOL International focus supports the preparation of teaching TESL across global settings.
- Students choose either the PreK-12 elective coursework for 33 credit hours OR the International elective coursework for 36 credits
- The necessary coursework required for the TESOL endorsement is embedded within this program of study. Should you require additional information regarding the endorsement, you should contact the New Mexico Public Education Department (https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/adding-endorsements/)
- Many specialized courses are not offered every semester. Please check with your faculty advisor to plan accordingly.
|TPAL Core Courses|
|EDUC 515||Multicultural Education||3|
|EDUC 519||Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy||3|
|TESOL Core Courses|
|BLED 522||Literacy-Language Instruction for Bilingual Students||3|
|EDLT 522||Technology and Language Learning 1||3|
|BLED 504||Adult and Family Literacy in TESOL||3|
|BLED 583||Second Language Acquisition||3|
|BLED 585||Sociolinguistics in Education||3|
|EDUC 590||TESOL Practicum 2||3|
|BLED 560||Selected Topics in Bilingual Education III||3|
|LING 500||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|TESOL Elective Coursework||3-6|
|TESOL Elective Course PreK-12 (3 credits)|
|Bilingual/Multicultural Schooling and Community Relations||3|
|OR TESOL Elective Course International (6 credits)|
|Directed Study in Bilingual Education IV||3|
This is the final course and should be taken during the final semester.