In partnership with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University
Across the changing global landscape, language education models are being expanded and reimagined. Prepare to meet the demand for language educators with an international study experience that will deepen your knowledge of language, teaching, culture and social context.
The World Masters in Language Teaching (WMLT) program is a dynamic dual degree program that will prepare you to teach English and another language to a variety of learners in multilingual and multicultural settings in the U.S. and around the world. During the program, you will spend part of your time at USC in Los Angeles and part of your time at a premier partner university in Hong Kong or South Korea. As a result, you will earn two master’s degrees: a Master of Arts in Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT—TESOL) from the USC Rossier School of Education and one of the following:
- Chinese and English dual degree track: Master of Arts in International Language Education (MAILE) degree with a concentration in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
- Korean and English dual degree track: Master of Arts in Korean Language and Literature degree with the option to pursue a Korean language teaching certification from Yonsei University.
While completing coursework for the MAT—TESOL degree at USC, you will also have the option to pursue a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Development or World Languages.
More information on the Spanish and English dual degree track with Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico-Tijuana coming soon. Sign up for new updates here.
The WMLT program will prepare you to:
- Teach the English language and another language to diverse learners in multilingual and multicultural settings around the world
- Understand the links between language, culture, social context and academic outcomes
- Create inclusive learning experiences to promote language development among all learners, including students from underserved immigrant or minority groups
- Be a globally competitive language teaching professional
Chinese and English Dual Degree Pathway
- EDUC 655 Social Foundations of Language Education
- MILE 5001 Second Language Acquisition
- MILE 5301 Chinese Writing System
Korean and English Dual Degree Pathway
- EDUC 649 Teaching Practice to Support Language Learners
- KOR 6032 Studies in Applied Linguistics
- KOR 9107 Studies in Korean Traditional Culture
The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment and communication skills meet the demands of the program, and show promise for a successful career as a teacher.
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