Obtaining a graduate degree is a long-term personal investment. We're here to help you make your master's degree and dream career possible.
Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Monterey Way. Whether on-campus or in a developing country, practica provide students with opportunities to explore real world contexts as freelance consultants, field researchers, and junior-level professionals.
Build expertise with one of the Monterey Institute’s unique onsite and online courses.
Professional programs in Translation, Interpretation, and Localization include intensive courses designed for continuing education of working professionals. Customized programs for groups seeking specific skill building and professional development for translators and interpreters are also possible.
Assemble your toolkit for career success by browsing our resources, collaborating with your advisor, and attending specialized workshops.
Thriving in your career requires patience, commitment, and integrity. You must 1) choose a personal career path and 2) market yourself to a network of peers, alumni, and professionals. Whether you're a student or alumni, our resources, customized advising services, and workshops will support you throughout the career exploration process.
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.
We are proud to be commonly cited as one of the top MA TESOL programs in the United States. Our program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and ESL teaching.
What is TESOL?
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and is the academic discipline of teaching English to students who have a different native language. TESOL is an expanding field that is becoming increasingly important as the demand for English language learning grows around the world.
Pursuing higher education is achievable and affordable. We are committed to securing financial resources for our students.
Financial Aid Overview
Obtaining a graduate degree is a long-term personal investment. Please use the following pages to explore financial aid opportunities. Our counselors are available to guide you through this process.
The Monterey Institute and UC Santa Cruz have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow undergraduate students in the UCSC Linguistics Department to receive credits towards their graduate degrees in language teaching at MIIS.
Alumna Satomi Kobayashi (MATFL ’97) took her talents as a language professional around the world to Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania before returning to settle down back in Monterey.
We hope you will join our diverse international community on campus. Follow these steps to submit your application for fall or spring semester admission!
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See if you meet the admission requirements for your program of interest, particularly the foreign language proficiency requirements. If you have any questions about fulfilling these requirements, don't hesitate to contact us!