Specializations are available both to current MATESOL or MATFL students and to language teaching professionals seeking additional training.

Language Program Administration (LPA)

The Language Program Administration specialization prepares students to administer language programs or schools. It includes courses in teacher education and supervision, budgeting, accounting, and marketing. The LPA specialization is not offered by any other TESOL program in the US.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching Foreign Language (TFL)

The Monterey Institute of International Studies offers a 17-credit specialization in TESOL and TFL for those who do not require a master's degree and who wish to focus on more practical courses.

Students who complete an MA in TESOL or TFL at the Monterey Institute may elect to enroll for an additional semester to complete a supplemental 14-credit specialization in either TFL or TESOL to complement their degree.