The Language Program Administration (LPA) Specialization 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.

Specialization in Language Program Administration (LPA)

The stand-alone LPA specialization 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

MATESOL/MATFL Degree and the LPA Specialization

Students pursuing a MATESOL or MATFL degree may also choose to add a LPA specialization to their coursework, so that they may be eligible to administer a language education program as well. If this option is of interest, students will enroll in the following coursework in addition to the MATESOL/TFL 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