TESOL 3 + 1 + 1 Program Track

Combined BA/MA TESOL Track for International Students

The Department of English Language and Literature at Wright State University offers a combined undergraduate and graduate degree program in the TESOL concentration for international students that allows students to apply Wright State credit toward an undergraduate degree at their home institutions and an MA degree at Wright State University.  The program is open to undergraduate students coming from specially designated international institutions.  Up to twelve (12) semester credit hours of the 6000 level semester courses may be applied toward both an undergraduate degree in language studies at students’ home institutions and an MA degree in TESOL at Wright State University.

TESOL 3+1+1 Program Track

Requirements

Regular Admission to the MA TESOL  Program

  • Apply for Graduate Transitional Status
  • Senior Status at home institution
  • Home institution GPA: 3.2
  • TOEFL: 100, IELTS: 7.5, PEARSON PTE: 68, or satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution
  • Writing Placement Diagnostic
  • OPT (Oral Proficiency Test).  The OPT will be administered via Skype and recorded.  There will be two reviewers of an applicant’s OPT. 

Conditional admission to the MA TESOL Program

  • Apply for Graduate Transitional Status
  • Senior Status at home institution
  • An overall GPA of 2.7 or better in undergraduate course work at home institution
  • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, PTE-A 53, or be enrolled in the LEAP Program for the TOEFL substitution.
  • Writing Placement Diagnostic
  • OPT (Oral Proficiency Test).  The OPT will be administered via Skype and recorded.  There will be two reviewers of an applicant’s OPT.  

 

Program of Study

First Year with Transitional Graduate Status *

Fall Semester

  • ENG 6730 TESOL Theory and Culture
  • ENG 6740 TESOL Practice and Materials
  • ENG 4710 Linguistics (co-requisite)
  • OPT and Writing results may require concurrent enrollment in ENG 1050 or 1010 ESL speaking and/or ENG 1100

Spring Semester  

  • ENG 6750 TESOL Grammar 
  • ENG 6760 TESOL Assessment
  • ENG 7510 TESOL Listening & Speaking or ENG 7520 TESOL Reading &  Writing (whichever is schedule for that semester)
  • Proof of home institution degree earned. **

Program of Study

Second Year with Regular Graduate Degree Status

Requirements

Apply for regular graduate degree status   

GPA of 3.2 under the fifteen credit hours of graduate work under transitional graduate status.

Fall Semester  

  • ENG 7030 Research Methods TESOL
  • Two 7000 level seminars

Spring semester

  • ENG 7130 Discourse Analysis
  • ENG 7510 TESOL Listening & Speaking or ENG 7520 TESOL Reading &  Writing (whichever is schedule for that semester)
  • One 7000 level seminars
  • ENG 6940 TESOL Internship (can be taken in summer term)
  • Satisfactory completion of the TESOL Exit portfolio and revised seminar paper

* At the end of the first year, a student may choose to discontinue the 3+1+1 program and apply for a TESOL Certificate. 

** Credits earned during graduate transitional status will count toward both an undergraduate degree at the student’s home institution and a graduate degree at Wright State University.  

1.18 Transitional Status

Domestic or international students from partner institutions with which Wright State has previously arranged partnerships may apply for Transitional graduate status. Transitional graduate students must apply to a program for which a partnership agreement & pathway already exists, and must meet all other minimum criteria for admission (including English language and GPA standards), save only that they have not yet completed the bachelor’s degree. Students admitted to Transitional status cannot complete any graduate degree program or be awarded a graduate degree at Wright State while in that status. Only 15 credit hours of graduate work taken in Transitional status can be applied to a graduate degree at Wright State; students in this status are expected to complete their bachelor’s degree by the end of those 15 hours. Regular graduate status will be conferred on Transitional students in good standing upon receipt of a transcript showing proof of a bachelor’s degree.