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Language Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NE,
The program strives to strengthen language education in the region by equipping its students with the knowledge and skills to apply best pedagogical practices in world language and TESOL classrooms and by connecting area teachers via its annual colloquium on language teaching.


The Master of Arts in Language Teaching program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is the only graduate program in the region that provides practicing and future teachers of Spanish, French, German, and English as a second or other language with a rigorous, practically oriented education founded on scholarship specifically in the pedagogy of language teaching. Students expand not only their familiarity with the latest research on applied linguistics and effective instructional techniques but also the literature and culture of their language of focus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Culture
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Language teaching methods
  • Teacher education
  • Instructional technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Writing Sample
  • For students pursuing a concentration in French, German, or Spanish, a written target-language sample of five to seven pages in length. Students may submit a paper prepared for an undergraduate language class, or compose a new paper on any topic.
  • For students pursuing a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a five- to seven-page writing sample in English. Students may submit a paper prepared for an undergraduate English class, or compose a new paper on any topic.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    777 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 777 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee per credit hour

Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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