MA in Teaching a 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 a 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 train you in a broad range of topics necessary to 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.

We also welcome you to apply to the MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, offered by Middlebury College with the Monterey Option.

Our students also have opportunities for language education internships in the United States and around the world.

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.