TESOL Adult (MA) – Course Sequence and Program Tracker

  • Academic Plan: TESOL-MA
  • Sub Plan: TESOLADUNC

Please note, this course sequence contains updated requirements that will be reflected in the 2019-2020 Course Catalog. Students must follow the requirements listed below and not those contained within the 2018-2019 Course Catalog.

Students are required to complete 34 credits in this program. Students must consult with a faculty advisor in TESOL to determine their planned course of study before registering for classes. The following is a general guide to successful and timely completion of the program. The program may be completed in as few as four semesters if these guidelines are carefully followed and the student carefully plans their coursework with a faculty advisor. All courses listed here are requirements for graduation.

First Semester


These courses must be taken first:

  • EDESL 78200 – TESOL Methods for Adult Education (KC) (3 credits)
  • LING 70300 – Analysis and Structure of English 1 (3 credits)

These courses are prerequisites for other courses in the program. If you can only take one course per semester, take EDESL 782 first. If you wish to take more than two courses in your first semester, consult with your academic advisor.

Subsequent Semester(s) but Prior to Student Teaching


In your second semester, take:

  • LING 70400 – Analysis and Structure of English 2 (3 credits)

In addition, take the following courses as they become available:

The following courses are offered every semester:

  • EDESL 77500 – Socio-cultural Aspects of Language (3 credits, also offered in summer)
  • LING 77300 – Instructed Second Language Acquisition (KC) (3 credits)

The following courses are generally offered only in Fall semester:

  • EDESL 742 Teaching ESL Reading and Writing (3 credits)
  • 3 total credits of EDESL 70100, EDESL 70200, EDESL 70300 Selected Topics in TESOL (1, 2, or 3 credits)


  • EDESL 78000 – Seminar in Educational Research (Master’s Essay) (3 credits, Year Long)

The following courses are generally offered only in Spring semester:

  • EDESL 78100 – Curriculum and Materials in Adult TESOL (KC) (3 credits)
  • EDESL 741 Teaching ESL Oral Skills (3 credits)
  • EDESL 74300 – Language Assessment for Adult ESL Classrooms (3 credits)

Additional Hunter Requirements

  • SPARC Sexual Harassment Training (Hunter requirement for all students)
  • First 12 credits (four classes): No grades of F, no more than one grade below a B, overall Grade Point Average (GPA) above 3.0
  • Satisfy Admissions Conditions, if any, prior to student teaching
  • Make up incomplete grades, if any, prior to student teaching
  • 21 total credits, including EDESL 782, LING 703, LING 704, LING 773 plus three additional courses
  • Apply for student teaching the semester before you plan to begin student teaching

Penultimate Semester


  • EDESL 798 – Supervised Student Teaching in Adult TESOL (2 credits, includes fieldwork hours)
  • Any of the above courses not yet taken

Additional Requirements

  • Apply for graduation from Hunter by deadline

Final Semester


  • EDESL 79900 – Supervised Practicum in Adult TESOL (2 credits, teaching all day Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm)
  • Any remaining coursework

Additional Requirements

  • Make up any incomplete grades
  • Check in with your School of Education Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) and faculty advisor
  • Complete Capstone Assignment (completed in EDESL 798)


  • EDESL 775 is generally offered in summer session.
  • Must achieve a grade of B or better in the following courses: EDESL 782, EDESL 781, EDESL 798, EDESL 799 – or course must be repeated