This thesis presents two research problems regarding the evaluation of the learning outcomes and the curricular organization of the TESOL minor internship course at Brigham Young University. First, the course learning outcomes have not been revisited after their initial design which demands the need for assessment. Additionally, the current curricular organization of the course does not allow for all learning outcomes to apply to students enrolled in the course, as some of the students do their internships internationally which prevents them from participating in the sessions held locally during their internship. In an effort to find solutions to these two problems, data were gathered from the five main stakeholders of the internship course: university administrators and advisors, TESOL faculty, TESOL program coordinators, TESOL internship providers, and students who have enrolled in the TESOL minor internship course. The analysis of the data collected resulted in recommendations for the change and revision of the current learning outcomes into four new ones and the division of the internship curricular organization into two new components: an internship prep course, and in-service support sessions.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ontiveros, Marisa Irene, "An Evaluation of the Learning Outcomes and the Curricular Organization of the Brigham Young University Undergraduate TESOL Internship Course" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. 2215.
TESOL, internships, learning outcomes, curriculum development