M.A. ELL/ESL Courses
WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.
For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.
|Language Production, Theory and Acquisition||4|
|Theories of Second Language Acquisition and Grammar||3|
|Planning, Implementing, Managing Instruction||4|
|Assessment Theory and Practice||3|
|Professional Role of the ELL Teacher||2|
|Subject Specific Pedagogy: ELL||3|
|Foundations of Research||2|
|Literature Reviews for Educational Research||2|
|Field Experience for ELL||3|
|Teacher Work Sample in English Language Learning||1|