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Curriculum

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies requires 36 credit hours of graduate work.

Required core courses include INTR 561, 573, 611, 612 (or 606 and 607), 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, and 619 for a total of 32 hours.

The six credit hour BITH requirement is met by taking a 4 hour BITH course from the approved Category I list and INTR 531.

The student will work with an advisor to determine the four hours of electives that best meet the student’s background, interests, and goals.

Required Courses

TESOL Core (22 hours)  

573: Qualitative Research for Second Language Educators (2)

611: Theoretical Foundations of TESOL Methodology (4)

612: Descriptive English Grammar for TESOL (4)

613: TESOL Classroom Dynamics Practicum (2)

614: Curriculum and Materials Development for TESOL (2)

615: Teaching Reading and Composition to ESL/EFL Learners (2)

616: English Phonology for ESL/EFL Teachers (2)

617: Principles of ESL/EFL Assessment (2)

619: Teaching Speaking and Listening to ESL/EFL Learners (2)

Intercultural Studies (INTR) Core (4 hours)

561: Foundations of Intercultural Communication (4) 

692: Comprehensive Exam (0)

BITH Core (6 hours)

BITH course from approved Category 1 list (4) 

INTR 531: Theological Foundations (2) 

Refer to the Wheaton College Catalog for course descriptions.

Electives (Choice of 4 hours)

532: Contextualization (4)

563: Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning (2)

608: Second Language Acquisition (4)

618: ELL Content Methods and Materials (K-12) (2)

694: Cultural Issues in the EFL/ESL Classroom

695: Independent Study (2-4)

696: Internship (2 or 4) 

Other INTR Electives are available. Refer to the Wheaton College Catalog for course descriptions.

If you have questions, please contact the department at Intercultural.Studies@wheaton.edu.