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Masters Program

The Department of World Languages & Cultures
offers three Master of Arts degrees:

Literature-focused Master of Arts (WLC.MA)  |  MA in Language Pedagogy (MALP)

Literature-focused Master of Arts (WLC.MA)

The Master of Arts in World Languages & Cultures is available in three specializations: Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS), French, or Spanish. Please see the links below for more information on each emphasis.

MA in Language Pedagogy (MALP)

The Master of Arts in Language Pedagogy (MALP) exposes the student to three main areas of study: language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and the literature and culture of the target area. The course of study focuses on developing professional skills and enabling students to critically evaluate and apply literature and research in the discipline. The MALP prepares students to teach adult learners at post-secondary institutions and private secondary institutions, or to continue graduate work in second language acquisition, research and pedagogy.

The MALP is available in five specializations: Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, & Spanish.
Please see the links below for a course of study in each emphasis.

Licensure Programs

The department of World Languages & Cultures offers two degrees which combine a master’s degree in world language pedagogy with licensure to teach in public schools. The programs seek to license teachers in Spanish, French, Chinese, and in limited capacities, the program can license teachers in Japanese.

National accreditation of the teacher education program (licensure grantor) is through CEAP (Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation).

This program is offered in coordination with the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE). Please refer to their website for more information regarding secondary licensure, additional funding opportunities, and other endorsements."

MALP with licensure COURSE OF STUDY   French MA With Licensure


Last Updated: 9/5/23