Teaching English as a Foreign Language
DRAFT 2016-2017 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
This catalog becomes effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017
Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for a PDF version of the current 2015-16 Catalog,
as well as for PDF versions of past catalogs.
This program offered by School of Education
All students pursuing the the Webster TEFL certificate will be considered degree-seeking students and will have the option to pursue the MA in TESL - Adult Track within 5 years from the start of their TESL coursework
This program is offered online, at the St. Louis home campus, and at the Kansas City campus.
- TESL 5230 Second Language Acquisition (3 hours)
- TESL 5139 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Methods (3 hours)
- TESL 5220 Curriculum Development in Second Language Classrooms (3 hours)
- TESL 5350 Language and Culture (3 hours)
- TESL 5710: Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers
or TESL 5720: Teaching English Pronunciation (3 hours)
- TESL 5040 Practicum in ESOL (taken at the end of the program) (3 hours)
Electives (3 credit hours):
- TESL 5311 Principles and Practices of Language Testing (3 hours)
- TESL 5030 Language History, Planning, and Policy (3 hours)
- TESL 5710: Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers (3 hours)
- TESL 5720: Teaching English Pronunciation (3 hours)
- COMM 5340 Teaching Language and Language Issues (3 hours)
- COMM 5344 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
- COMM 5199 Teaching Writing (3 hours)
Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.
- Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate-granting institution.
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Essay: Describe your teaching philosophy in terms of the kind of knowledge and values that will make a teacher a more effective English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language instructor.
Send all required admission materials to
Office of Admission
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119