About This Degree
Utah State University is currently the only place where students can earn the professional master of second language teaching degree.
Originated at USU, the MSLT degree prepares students for a second-language-teaching career anywhere from the pre-school to the college level. A number of graduates from USU’s MSLT program have been hired as language instructors at the prestigious Monterey Institute of International Studies, in addition to many various education institutions.
What You Will Learn
Students in the program learn to be effective second-language teachers, no matter what languages they choose to teach. Many students are fluent in more than one language or are not native English speakers. This rich diversity contributes to the uniqueness of the program.
The full-time program can be completed in just 16 months, and classes are offered in a convenient late afternoon and evening schedule that coordinates with the schedules of working educators. The program is also offered in a part-time format.
Career And Outcomes
Because the MSLT degree exposes students to multiple disciplinary perspectives and integrates three fields of second language teaching (Foreign Language Education, Bilingual Education, and ESL/EFL Education), it will enhance opportunities for employment by providing more versatility. For example, a graduate could serve a school full time as an ESL specialist and as a foreign language teacher. Additionally, all MSLT graduates who have sought admission to PhD programs have been successful.
Other job opportunities available to MSLT graduates include:
- ESL/EFL and/or foreign language teaching positions in public and private schools throughout the USA and abroad
- Faculty positions at the college level
- Teaching ESL to adult immigrants
- Working in family literacy programs at the community level
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