Linguistics Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in English as a Second Language (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
LNGN 210Introduction to General Linguistics3
LNGN 220Structure of American English3
LNGN 230Language in Society3
LNGN 245Language and Culture3
LNGN 300Syntax3
LNGN 301Semantics3
or LNGN 302 Pragmatics
LNGN 331Phonetics3
LNGN 332Phonology3
Major Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Language of Food
Language of Propaganda
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Semantics 2
Pragmatics
Principles of Second Language Learning
The Grammars of English
Language and the Mind
Selected Topics in Linguistics 1
Independent Study 1
Independent Study 1
Psycholinguistics
Graduate Course
Select one of the following with advisor approval: 33
Language and Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Semantics and Pragmatics
Phonetics and Phonology
Research Design in Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Cross-Cultural Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics
Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Acquisition/Learning
Advanced Structure of American English
Methodology of Teaching ESL
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction
Language Testing and Assessment
TESL Practicum
Language Policy and Language Planning
Language and Culture in Minority Education
Languages in Contact
Language Policy in Nations in Transition
Languages of the USA
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Language Socialization
Literacy
Cross-cultural Perspectives on Literacy
Linguistics and Reading
Computational Linguistics
Current Issues in Natural Language Processing
Text Analysis Tools
Translation Theory
Lexicography
The Structure of American Sign Language
Corpus Linguistics
Language and Mobile Communication
Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics
Topics in Cognitive Linguistics
Independent Study
Independent Study
Research Questions in Applied Linguistics
Seminar for Thesis Students in Applied Linguistics
Total Credits39
1

May be used with written department approval.

2

The course not used in the Required Courses section may be used as an elective.

3

This course will also count toward the MAT portion of this program. 

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44
1

Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.

2

Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program.