Guide to Graduate Programs

Timeline:

The degree can be completed within six full-time quarters, and completion within eight full-time quarters (or their part-time equivalent) is acceptable for satisfactory progress.

Master of Arts
for Teachers
(of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Requirements. The requirements for the Master of Arts for Teachers (English as a Second Language) degree include at least 49 credits of coursework, and intermediate-level competence in a language other than English. The degree can be completed within six full-time quarters, and completion within eight full-time quarters (or their part-time equivalent) is acceptable for satisfactory progress.

  Because Linguistics 400 (Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory) is a prerequisite for syntax and phonology courses, MAT(ESL) students should complete the course or its equivalent as soon as possible. Credit for the class does not count toward the MAT(ESL) degree.

Advising. Students in the MAT(ESL) program are advised by the MAT(ESL) Adviser, with whom they should meet before registering for first-quarter courses. The Adviser will review degree requirements and assist in the choice of coursework. Throughout the student's program, the Adviser will continue to provide advice on matters of scholarship and professional preparation and in planning further coursework.

APPLYING FOR THE DEGREE. A student applying for the Master of Arts for Teachers (English as a Second Language) degree must submit that application to the Graduate School within the first two weeks of the quarter in which the degree is to be conferred and must be registered during that quarter.

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