Master of Education

The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance jointly offer a Master of Education in Languages. This degree program is designed to broaden the content area knowledge, strengthen the language and language teaching skills, and satisfy the professional development needs of practicing teachers. It may also respond to the interests of other language professionals or qualified individuals desiring to pursue advanced studies in language and linguistics. This program provides a solid background for future doctoral study in language education.

The program is made up of two major components: core courses in applied linguistics, teaching and research methods; and language specific courses in Spanish and ESOL. Candidates will also complete various capstone experiences. This is a part-time program that generally offers the student one or two courses per semester, including summer. Students are asked to choose an advisor early in their course of study. The degree must be completed within six years of the entrance date. Courses in this program are taught by full-time faculty who hold terminal degrees in their fields and have extensive teaching backgrounds, which often include public or private school experience at the secondary level.

The M.Ed. in Languages requires 36 credit hours of study, of which no more than 9 may be transfer credit. Of the 36 hours, 15 are "core" courses in foreign language education and linguistics; 15 are language-specific; and 6 are electives. At the conclusion of the program, degree candidates are required to submit a professional portfolio for evaluation.