College of Arts and Letters2013-2014
Department of English
Teaching English as a Second Language - Applied Linguistics, Master of Arts
What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language - Applied Linguistics?
Our program of study covers a blend of theoretical and practical issues, ranging from linguistics to English as a Second Language methodology. You will also have the opportunity for a one-semester supervised teaching experience. You will study assessment for second language skills, and sociolinguistics as well as research methods. You will also be prepared for PhD-level study in applied linguistics.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- International educator
- Test developer
- Community college instructor
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
|Minimum Units for Completion||37|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Thesis||Thesis may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.|
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
|Oral Defense||Oral Defense may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.|
|Research||Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay
Take the following 37 units:
- This may include up to 6 units of ENG 699, upon petition to the applied linguistics faculty, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved thesis.
- Please note that you may end up taking more than the 6 units of thesis credit you can count toward your degree because you must enroll for ENG 699 each term while you are working on your thesis.
You must also:
- Have your writing skills evaluated during your first year of study; and
- Take a comprehensive exam.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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