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Linguistics BA/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 15.05 LINGUISTICS, CIP: 16.0102 Linguistics)

Department of Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030

Jeff Good

Robert Hoeing
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Learning And Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Travis Eisele
Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Linguistics BA/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.500 in the prerequisite courses.

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, complete and submit their GRE or MAT scores, and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

Due to the fact that relatively few students arrive at UB having taken a significant number of linguistics courses, the Department of Linguistics does not have specific transfer credit policies. The possibility of transfer credits can be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 301 Structure of English: Sound System
LIN 302 Structure of English: Grammar and the Lexicon

One 300/400 level course in Culture and Meaning from the following:

One 300/400 level course in Structure of Language from the following:

  • ASL 411 Introduction to American Sign Language Linguistics
  • CHI 410 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
  • GER 408 Structure of Modern German Grammar
  • JPN 411 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
  • KOR 411 Introduction to Korean Linguistics
  • LIN 427 Undergraduate Field Methods
  • LIN 460 Structure of a Particular Language

Seven additional electives from the following. At least four elective courses (12 credits) must be 300/400 level.  LIN 496 Internship may count only once, for 3 credits.

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

NYS Education Department requires students in ESOL teacher preparation programs meet the following requirement, which may be double-dipped with the Pathways UB Curriculum requirements.

  •  12 credits study of a world language other than English (i.e. American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Spanish, etc.)

Graduate Courses:

LIN 515 Syntax 1 or LIN 531 Phonetics or LIN 538 Semantics
LIN 532 Phonology 1 or LIN 543 Semantics 2

CEP 501 Educational Psychology
LAI 550 Literacy Acquisition and Instruction, Pre-K to Primary
LAI 574 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Regular Education Classroom
LAI 579 ESL Literacy/Focus Reading
LAI 581 Linguistics for L2 Educators
LAI 582 Principles of Language Acquisition
LAI 585 L2 Literacy/Focus Writing
LAI 587 Methods in ESL through Content Areas
LAI 592 Foundations of Bilingual Education: Theory, Policies, and Practices
LAI 594 Pedagogical Grammar of English
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II (6 credits)
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I (3 credits)
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 681 Understanding/Teaching L2 Culture
LAI 682 Assessing Second Language Proficiency
LAI 694 Instructional Strategies for All Grades

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Linguistics BA/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required90
Graduate Credits Required54
Total Credits Required for Degree144

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Aug 16, 2022 15:21:01