Major in English Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (P-12) Track

“We must choose what to teach as well as when to teach it. Some of the information within our reach is false, some is useless, some merely serves to puff up its possessor.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

According to the Kentucky Department of Education, students in public schools statewide speak approximately 100 different native languages. TESOL is a fast-growing field, and the need is critical in Kentucky for teachers trained in English as a Second Language instruction.
Murray State University's TESOL program helps students develop the skills needed to succeed as teachers of English language to non-native speakers in the school setting. The program works in conjunction with the College of Education to prepare students for certification as PreK-12 ESL (English as a second Language) teachers. The department offers the B.A within the TESOL/P-12 ESL Certification Area.
AREA: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/PreK-12 ESL Certification

Dr. Juyoung Song
7B-3 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3341

Bachelor of Arts degree

CIP 23.0101

University Studies Requirements, B.A................41-44 hours

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)
Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in ENG 105, MAT 117 or higher, COM 161, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or the Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses..........25 hours

ENG 100T Transitions
ENG 221 Introduction to English Studies
ENG 303 British Literature to 1760
ENG 304 British Literature, 1760 to the Present
ENG 311 American Literature to 1890
ENG 312 American Literature, 1890 to the Present
ENG 321 Research in Literary Studies
ENG 334 Shakespeare

and one of the following:

ENG 309 History of the English Language
ENG 310 Introduction to English Linguistics

Required Limited Electives..........21 hours

ENG 228: Standard English Usage (3)
ENG 309: History of the English Language (3)
ENG 310 : Introduction to English Linguistics (3)[1]
TSL 331: ESL Methods, Grades P-5 (3)
TSL 332: ESL Methods, Grades 5-12 (3)
TSL 409: Acquisition of Languages in Children and Adolescents (3)
TSL 410: ESL Assessment, Placement, and Advocacy (3)

Required for Secondary Certification..........32 hours

EDP 260: Psychology of Human Development (3) [2]
EDU 103: Issues and Practices of American Education (3) [2]
EDU 403: Structures & Foundations of Education (2)
ELE 421: Student Teaching in Elementary School P-5, IECE (7)
SEC 420: Practicum in Secondary Schools (3) [3]
SEC 421: Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools (7)
SEC 422: Extended Practicum (4) [4]
SED 300: Educating Students with Disabilities (3)

Unrestricted Electives.....0 - 1 hours

Total Curriculum Requirements.....120-122 hours

[1] Whichever was not taken in the core

[2] May be taken as a University Studies Elective

[3] Must be taken two (2) semesters before student teaching

[4] Must be taken one (1) semester before student teaching.

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University under the 2014-15 academic bulletin. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Murray State bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment; if you enrolled prior to the 2013-14 academic year, consult the registrar's listing for your applicable bulletin.