Spanish and English Dual Degree

Spanish and English Dual Degree

In partnership with Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de Mexico-Tijuana

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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) Spanish and English dual degree track combines the expertise of top-ranked universities—the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California and Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de Mexico-Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico—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 Education and Teaching requires 104 credits for completion.

An agreement between USC and IBERO for this special dual-degree program allows students to transfer 46 credits of approved coursework from IBERO to USC and six units of required coursework from USC to IBERO reducing the requirement for the MAT-TESOL degree to 18 units (22 units for the credential track) and the Maestría en Educación degree to 58 credits.

USC MAT-TESOL 18 units (22 units with California credential)
IBERO Maestría en Educación 58 credits

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Program Schedule

You will spend the first two semesters at the USC City Center Campus in Los Angeles, California. During this time you will take one online course at Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de Mexico-Tijuana (IBERO). You will then complete two terms at IBERO in Tijuana, Mexico. Finally, you will end the program with a semester at USC Rossier.

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Language Requirements

All courses at USC will be taught in English. At IBERO, all courses will be taught in Spanish. You must demonstrate academic proficiency in the Spanish language by passing CSET Spanish Subtest III and participating in a video-conference interview as part of the IBERO application process.