Chinese and English Dual Degree
In partnership with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
|The World Masters in Language Teaching (WMLT) dual degree program is on hiatus and will not accept applications for the 2021 school year. The 2021 application for the MAT-TESOL program will be available beginning August 1, 2020.|
The World Masters in Language Teaching (WMLT) Chinese and English dual degree track combines the expertise of top-ranked universities University of Southern California and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to prepare you to become a uniquely qualified language professional. You will learn from leading faculty with robust multilingual and multicultural backgrounds while experiencing first-hand the culture of two world-class cities.
Upon completing all the requirements of the WMLT program, you will earn two master’s degrees, one conferred by each university.
- At the USC Rossier School of Education you will complete a Master of Arts in Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT—TESOL) degree with an option to pursue a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Development or World Languages.
- At the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, you will complete a Master of Arts in International Language Education (MAILE) degree with a concentration in either Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
The Master of Arts in Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT—TESOL) and Master of Arts in International Language Education (MAILE) degree programs each require 24 units for completion (28 units for the MAT—TESOL credential track). An agreement between USC and HKUST for this special dual degree program allows students to transfer six units of approved coursework from HKUST to USC and six units of required coursework from USC to HKUST, reducing the requirement for each degree to 18 units (22 units for the credential track).
|USC MAT-TESOL||19 units (22 units with California credential)|
|HKUST MAILE||18 units|
|Total units||37 units (40 units with California credential)|
As a student enrolled in the program, you will spend your first semester on campus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. You will then relocate to Los Angeles, California, USA to complete two terms on campus at the University of Southern California’s City Center. You may return to HKUST to complete the final semester on campus or complete the final semester on campus at USC.
Most courses at both universities will be taught in English. At HKUST, you must demonstrate proficiency in the Chinese language if you are enrolling in the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) concentration or if you wish to enroll in courses taught in Chinese.