Academics

Plan of Study

All students are to complete 30 graduate credits (ten courses). Students in both concentrations are to also complete two electives. Students who have already had sufficient teaching experience to waive the Field Experience will take a third elective.

In addition, students must pass a four-hour written comprehensive examination in their concentration and in the core areas of study. The exam is read by a committee composed of members of the Applied Linguistics graduate faculty.

All required coursework is offered online. No residency is required. The program will be accepting one cohort of students per academic year. Courses will be offered in sequence.

Students in both concentrations must complete these courses:

  • APLING601 Linguistics
  • APLING603 Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • APLING621 Psycholinguistics
  • APLING623 Sociolinguistics
  • Plus Two electives

Those in the concentration on English as a Second Language are to complete these courses:

  • APLING605 Theories and Principles of Language Teaching
  • APLING618 Teaching ESL: Methods and Approaches
  • APLING614 Foundations of Bilingual Education
  • APLING698 Practicum/Field Experience or elective

Those in the concentration on Foreign Language Pedagogy are to complete these four courses:

  • APLING605 Theories and Principles of Language Teaching
  • APLING611 Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Education
  • APLING612 Integrating Culture into the Language Curriculum
  • APLING698 Practicum/Field Experience or elective