The MA in Linguistics with a Language Teaching Specialization (LTS) is a unique 15-month (5 quarter term) program designed for the second or foreign language teacher. Students may specialize in English teaching (ESL/EFL) and/or the teaching of other languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, Persian, etc.) in collaboration with other language departments, e.g. East Asian Languages & Literature, Romance Languages, the Northwest Indian Languages Institute, and the World Languages Academy.
One of the primary goals of the program is to prepare leaders in international education and language teaching, with a focus on technology in teaching, proficiency-based testing, and the adaptation of research-based principles and methods to fit a variety of language learning situations. Students research and create a substantial final applied portfolio project designed for a real teaching context.
An undergraduate/postgraduate Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) certificate is also available.