The Master of Arts in teaching and learning with a foreign language and English as a Second Language (ESL) education subprogram requires a minimum of 33-36 s.h. of graduate credit. Students take at least 15 s.h. in second language education course work, 9 s.h. in graduate language or linguistics, and 9 s.h. in the cognate area. They must earn 9 s.h. in courses numbered 5000 or above. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 while enrolled in the program. Candidacy for the master's degree is reevaluated annually.
The master program in Foreign Language & ESL Education offered by The University of Iowa is designed for students who would like to pursue a foreign language and ESL education specialization in teaching (kindergarten through college) or in related fields (e.g., language laboratory directors, instructional materials designers, or evaluation specialists). It also offers enrichment in foreign language pedagogical knowledge for practicing teachers. Students may design programs with a special focus.
- A limited number of teaching assistantships are available for graduate students. Assignments vary. Some involve supervising undergraduate majors enrolled in practicums; some involve teaching sections of undergraduate methods courses and supervising student teachers; others consist primarily of research activities. Graduate assistants may register for a maximum of 12 s.h. of credit per semester, but they must register for at least 6 s.h. per semester.
- All assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have been admitted to regular status in the Graduate College and to an advanced program in the College of Education. For information about assistantships, consult the College of Education advisor in the appropriate field.
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- Fundamentals of Second Language Assessment
- Second Language Classroom Learning
- Principles of Course Design for Second Language Instruction
- Second Language Program Management
- Language Policy and Planning
- Cultural Curriculum
- 12 months
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- You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
- A statement of purpose explaining your graduate study and professional goals (MA applicants only)
- A Teacher Education Program Application (MAT/Certificate applicants only)
- All materials must be submitted in English
- Three letters of recommendation
- A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
- Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
- International students must send their official TOEFL scores
- Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement
International30838 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30838 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National32424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 32424 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
In-State13476 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13476 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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