Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Advanced Entry requires fewer credits to graduate, giving you greater flexibility to take more electives or complete a specialization in three semesters instead of four.

Prerequisite Coursework

The ideal candidate for this advanced entry program has already completed coursework in applied linguistics or language teacher education.

Advanced Entry Curriculum

Th3 32-34 unit MATFL degree can be completed in three academic semesters: with a typical course load of 11-14 credits in each of the first two semesters and 6-10 credits in the final semester.

In order to be considered for advanced entry, your previous course work must have been completed within the past five years with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.

Once you meet with our academic advisor, you will determine a course sequence that complements your previous course work. If your previous course work has included language pedagogy and introduction to linguistics, an advanced entry program might include the following:

First Semester

  • Foreign Language (4)
  • Sociolinguistics (3)
  • Educational Research (4)

Second Semester

  • Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • Foreign Language (4) and/or Pedagogical Grammar or Foreign Language (4)
  • Principles and Practices for Language Teaching II (4)
  • Language Assessment (3)

Third Semester

  • Practicum Capstone (4)
  • Applied Linguistics Capstone (2)
  • Foreign Language (4)

Please Note: Students who have completed foreign language courses at a high level in their teaching language may meet with their language academic advisor to determine if they qualify for fewer language units.