MA in Teaching Foreign Language

Our master’s program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and foreign language teaching.

Our Language Teaching Program

Our Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) curriculum equips language teachers with the skills and expertise to facilitate language learning in the U.S. and abroad. Our faculty will prepare you in a broad range of areas necessary for your development as language education professionals.

Typically, you will complete our master’s program in four semesters with a course load of 12-13 credits per semester. Students with prior coursework in applied linguistics and language teacher education may qualify for the one-year advanced entry program.

Immersive Learning Opportunities

Our students have opportunities throughout their curriculum to engage in immersive learning opportunities—whether designing curriculum for Peace Corps training, developing language assessments for own programs, creating materials to be used to teach languages in local schools, or, of course, teaching languages! We want to ensure that your experiences here prepare you for your careers. Internships in language education are also available both in the United States and around the world.

Teaching Foreign Language Training Options

Choose Your Language of Study

We train language professionals for all languages, but most commonly offer training for careers focused on Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

We have two unique "Monterey Option" degree offerings with Middlebury College, an MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and an MA in Arabic with a focus on Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Language Education Specializations

Students may also elect to pursue one of the following specialization options in conjunction with their required TFL courses:

Language Education Careers

Our master's program will give you the skills and expertise to set yourself apart as your language education career begins. Many of our alumni are teachers and administrators at the K-12, university, or community college levels in the United States and around the world. Our program also successfully prepares you for doctoral studies. Many alumni have attained a doctoral degree at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Oxford, and Georgetown.

Admission Requirements & Applications