B.A. TESOL
Courses

120 credit hours
100% career outcome rate
1 degree option

TESOLFeatured Courses

As a student in the TESOL major at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the TESOL profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various TESOL careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

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TESOLSample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Semester 1

EDUC 201
Introduction to Education
Foundational concepts of the modern educational system. Emphasis on sociological, historical, and philosophical concepts of American education with time to explore curriculum, pedagogy, technology skills, professional learning, and ethical practice within the field of education. Field experience required.
3
credits
Language Course
Spanish, Mandarin, or ASL
3
credits
Total Credits
6

Semester 2

EDPS 210
Educational Psychology and Child Development
A study of the psychological foundations of education with child development. Emphasis on developmental psychology and psychological foundations of relevant topics including, but not limited to, learning theories, individual variation and student diversity, planning, motivation, class management and assessment. Teaching as a form of ministry, psychology as a science, the use of research in education and the development of skills required to become a reflective practitioner. Field experience required.
3
credits
Language Course
Spanish, Mandarin, or ASL
3
credits
Total Credits
6

Semester 3

EDUC 326
Language and Culture
Investigates the impact of culture and cultural identity of groups and individuals on English Language Learner language development and academic achievement. Explores the history of education policy issues and ESL developments and their impact on ESL teaching. Develops instructor cultural competence and the ability to help ELLs develop their own cultural competence in their home culture and American culture. Discusses strategies to work collaboratively with school staff and community to improve the learning environment, provide support, and advocate for ELLs and their families.
3
credits
SOC 201
Cultural Anthropology
A survey of cultural anthropology with emphasis on culture, cultural diversity, social structure, social system components, language and communication, socio- linguistics, social control, and cultural change.
3
credits
Total Credits
6

Semester 4

EDUC 225
Diverse Classrooms and Human Relations
Meets Human Relations requirements. Development of cultural awareness and investigation of attitudes, skills, and techniques needed to ensure inclusive learning environments for diverse students. Learning differences, language acquisition, English language learners, leadership, and collaboration with learners, families, and colleagues. Field Experience required.
3
credits
Total Credits
3

Semester 5

EDUC 420
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Methods
Second language learning processes and development, standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment for diverse classrooms Planning instruction to support all students and meet rigorous learning goals, cross- disciplinary skills, technological tools, formative and summative assessment data, and collaboration. Examination of teaching models involving conversation, reading, and writing of a modern language. Field Experience required.
3
credits
Total Credits
3

Semester 6

EDUC 323
Linguistics for Educators
Develops understanding of theories of second language acquisition and understanding of language as a system (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and semantics). Develops knowledge of how to apply that understanding of linguistics and language acquisition in order to support English Language Learner language and literacy development for academic success in the content areas.
3
credits
EDUC 346
Instructional Technology
Knowledge and skills to prepare students for responsible and beneficial use of current technologies. Fundamental understanding of importance of technology in teaching and learning practices. Relevant and practical technology applications for PreK-12 classrooms.
2
credits
Total Credits
5

Semester 7

EDUC 398
ESL Practicum
Students teach and/or tutor ESL students under the supervision of a university supervisor in settings that require application of skills and principles developed in the ESL curriculum.
3
credits
EDUC 425
ESL Instruction, Curriculum, and Assessment
Builds on EDUC 225 to develop more in-depth attitudes, skills, and evidence-based practices for planning, implementing, and managing standards-based English Language Learner instruction in ESL and content classrooms in the language development areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Develops awareness of assessment issues related to ELLs and skill with using a variety of standards- based language proficiency instruments to inform instruction and placement of ELLs. Investigates current research on second language acquisition in ESL and new instructional techniques. Field experience required.
3
credits
Total Credits
6

Semester 8

EDUC 490
ESL Capstone Experience
Self-directed study which involves an approved program of research and experience with special issues related to ESL students. This capstone project requires the submission of an activity log, journal, and reflection paper, as well as an oral presentation to highlight what has been learned.
3
credits
Total Credits
3
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TESOL Faculty

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