Language Teaching, MA

The Master of Arts in Language Teaching program is designed for those who wish to acquire a deep and broad understanding of the field of language pedagogy in preparation for teaching at the elementary, high school, or college level.

30 Tenured faculty
84% Funded students
30 Credits required

Degree Overview

The School of International Letters and Cultures' Master of Arts in Language Teaching offers advanced interdisciplinary training in language acquisition with teaching, applied linguistics, heritage language research and pedagogy, sociolinguistics and bilingualism. The program consists of 30 hours including a core course and an applied project.

Tracks

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Language Teaching must choose to focus their studies on one of three track options: French, German, or Spanish.

How to apply

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in a foreign language, applied linguistics, linguistics, literature, education, or related field, from a regionally accredited institution. Applications are accepted every Fall and Spring semester.

Curriculum

The School of International Letters and Cultures' Master of Arts in Language Teaching offers advanced interdisciplinary training in language acquisition with a focus in teaching, applied linguistics, heritage language research and pedagogy, sociolinguistics and bilingualism. The program consists of 30 hours including a core course and an applied project.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Core Course3
Track Courses9
Other Required Courses12
Elective Course3
Applied Project3
Total Credit Hours30 

Courses and electives

The coursework for each student is individualized and based upon the student's previous training, research goals, and mentor and committee consensus.

1- Core course

  • SLC 596 Second Language Methodologies

Select three (3) courses in consultation with the committee chair:

  • FRE 521 History of the French Language
  • FRE 591 Topic: FL Teaching Approaches and Pedagogy
  • FRE 591 Topic: Teaching Methodology
  • FRE 598 Topic: French Phonetics for Teachers
  • FRE 598 Topic: Structure of French
  • FRE 598 Topic: Modern Narrative
  • FRE 598 Topic: Theatre Du 19e Siecle
  • FRE 598 Topic: French Civilization I
  • FRE 598 Topic: French Civilization II
  • FRE 598 Topic: French Women in Arts & Society
  • FRE 598 Topic: Econ & Politics French Coloniztn
  • FRE 598 Topic: Paris & Florence Middle Ages
  • FRE 598 Topic: Haiti: History and Culture
  • FRE 598 Topic: Interdisc. Approachs Syntax
  • FRE 598 Topic: French & Italian Popular Culture
  • FRE 598 Topic: Classical Theater
  • FRE 598 Topic: Adventure/Expl/MedivlFrenchLit
  • FRE 598 Topic: Issues/French&Italian Cinema
  • FRE 598 Topic: Gay Ident Mod French Culture
  • FRE 598 Topic: African Literature and Cinema
  • FRE 598 Topic: Identites afro-diasporiques
  • FRE 598 Topic: Quebecois Culture & Language V
  • FRE 598 Topic: French for Business & Management
  • FRE 598 Topic: African Culture/Global Context
  • FRE 598 Topic: Dancing for the King

Select three (3) courses in consultation with the committee chair:

  • GER 598 Topic: Weimar German Cinema
  • GER 598 Topic: German Renaissance Reformation
  • GER 598 Topic: Short Stories&Cinema 1980-2000
  • GER 598 Topic: German Literature
  • GER 598 Topic: German Humor and Comedy
  • GER 598 Topic: Holocaust/German Mediated Memory
  • GER 598 Topic: Intercultural Comm. Competence
  • GER 598 Topic: Multiculturism Through Film
  • GER 598 Topic: Experimental Narrative

Select three (3) courses in consultation with the committee chair:

  • SPA 540 History of the Spanish Language
  • SPA 543 Structure of Spanish
  • SPA 541 Spanish Language in America
  • SPA 542 Studies in the Spanish of the Southwest
  • SPA 546 Heritage Language Pedagogy

3- Required Courses

  • LIN 523 Language Testing and Assessment
  • SLC 557 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • SLC 598 Topic: Second Language Acquisition

Students will also choose to take one of the following courses

  • SLC 546 Heritage Language Pedagogy
  • SLC 598 Topic: Bilingualism
  • SLC 598 Topic: Sociolinguistics

Students are to choose their elective course in consultation with their supervisory committee.

1- Course

  • SLC 593 Applied Project

 

Applied Project
Students will design a semester-long project in consultation with their supervisory committee.