Language Teaching MA

Total Units Required: 36-47

The Master of Arts in Language Teaching prepares students for diverse careers in second and foreign language education, including teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The program emphasizes meaning-oriented language instruction with a focus on intercultural communicative competence, technology in language learning, teaching second language writing, and teaching heritage speakers. Students gain a broad and multifaceted understanding of second language learning processes in their cognitive and social contexts and learn how theories and research in second language acquisition (SLA) inform current approaches to language teaching and the design of pedagogical materials and innovative curricula. 

The program prepares students for careers in language education in varied instructional and cultural settings in the United States or abroad or for further graduate study or research in related fields.