May 27, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish, B.A. and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) PreK-12, M.S.


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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish 

General Education Requirements      60 credits
Spanish and TESOL   
Undergraduate Courses 30 credits 
Open Electives 15 credits 
TESOL Graduate Courses 15 credits 
Completed for B.A. degree  
Total 120 credits

Master of Science in TESOL, PreK-12

Course work completed during B.A. degree        15 credits
Course work completed during M.S. degree 15 credits
Total 30 credits
Total combined B.A. and M.S. 135 credits

 

The TESOL graduate courses that must be completed for the B.A. degree are the following: 

  • EDUC 500- Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives
  • EDUC 505- Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDUC 506- Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 507- Approaches to Literacy in Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 616- Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition for Students with Disabilities

The above 15 credits are taken as an undergraduate student as part of the B.A. degree program. The remaining 15 credits are taken as a graduate student after receiving the B.A. degree and after meeting the admission requirement for acceptance into the M.S. degree program. Please see the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions of the above courses and for specific requirements for the M.S. degree. 

Graduate Progression Criteria

In Spring of the fourth year, students in the B.A. Spanish / M.S. TESOL, Pre-K-12 program will be evaluated by the School of Education Associate Dean and graduate Program Director for a review of their qualifications to progress to the graduate education portion of the program.  Students who meet the following requirements will be permitted to progress to the graduate education portion of the 4+1 program:

  1. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and in Graduate Education courses
  2. Submit an Effective Educator Statement. 

Students in the 4+1 program who do not meet the above criteria, will not be permitted to continue to the graduate education portion of the program. Their major will be changed to the B.A. Spanish and the undergraduate degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate program. Credits earned for graduate education courses taken will be applied to the undergraduate degree as elective credit.

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