Korean and English Dual Degree

Korean and English Dual Degree

In partnership with Yonsei University

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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) Korean and English dual degree track combines the expertise of top-ranked universities—the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea—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.

Curriculum Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT—TESOL) requires 24 units for completion (28 units for the MAT—TESOL credential track) and the Master of Arts in Korean Language and Literature requires 30 units for completion. An agreement between USC and Yonsei University for this special dual degree program allows students to transfer six units of approved coursework from Yonsei to USC and 15 units of required coursework from USC to Yonsei (12 units for the Korean language teaching certification track) reducing the requirement for the MAT-TESOL degree to 18 units (22 units for the credential track), and 15 units (18 units for the Korean language teaching certification track).

USC MAT-TESOL 19 units (22 units with California credential)
Yonsei Korean Language and Literature 15 units (18 units with Korean language teaching certification)
Total units 34-40 units

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Program Schedule

As a student enrolled in the program, you will spend your first semester on campus at the Yonsei University. 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 Yonsei to complete the final semester on campus or complete the final semester on campus at USC.

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Language Requirements

All courses at USC will be taught in English. At Yonsei, courses will be taught in either English or Korean. If you pursue the Korean language teaching certification, you must demonstrate academic proficiency in the Korean language.