The Language Program Administration (LPA) program can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or as a specialization in specific Master's degree programs.

Language Program Administration (LPA)

The Language Program Administration (LPA) Certificate is unique among language teacher training programs. To work successfully as a language program administrator you will need professional skills such as developing budgets and monitoring expenses, training teachers and aides, and evaluating program effectiveness.


The Professional Certificate

The stand-alone LPA certificate consists of 17 graduate credits. As the coursework is quite rigorous, we often recommend that the certificate can be completed over two semesters, although it is possible to do the certificate in one intensive semester. Two of our Online Language Program Administration Courses are often offered during the month of January.

  • Introduction to LPA, 2 credits
  • Language Teacher Education, 2 credits
  • Language Teacher Supervision, 2 credits
  • Survey of Accounting, 3 credits
  • Finance Functions, 4 credits, or Budgeting in Educational Organizations, 2 credits
  • Marketing Management, 3 credits, or International Marketing and Recruiting, 3 credits
  • LPA Electives, 1-3 credits

Total: 17 credits


Master's Degree Specialization

Available to students pursuing the following Master's degrees:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL)
  • Teaching Foreign Language (MATFL)

These students may choose to add a Language Program Administration specialization to their coursework, so that they may be eligible to administer a language education program.

Interested students take the following classes in addition to their degree requirements:

  • Introduction to LPA, 2 credits
  • Language Teacher Education, 2 credits
  • Language Teacher Supervision, 2 credits
  • Survey of Accounting, 3 credits
  • Finance Functions, 4 credits, or Budgeting in Educational Organizations, 2 credits
  • Marketing Management, 3 credits, or International Marketing and Recruiting, 3 credits
  • LPA Electives, 1-3 credits

Total: 17 additional credits