Degree Requirements

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies requires 40 credit hours of graduate work.

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  • Required core courses include INTR 561, 573, 611, 612, 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 eight 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 8 hours)

532: Contextualization (4)

563: Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning (2)

608: Second Language Acquisition (4)

618: Teaching ESL to Children, 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.

For more information please refer to the handbook (PDF).

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


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