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Chinese, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) in Chinese from Rutgers University is primarily designed for practicing Chinese language teachers at American secondary schools who wish to further develop their professional knowledge and skills.

About

The Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) in Chinese from Rutgers University is also intended to serve the needs of those interested in pursuing a career related to Chinese language and culture teaching, especially at K-12 schools. It partially fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requirements to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) to teach Chinese at K-12 schools in NJ. The M.A.T. in Chinese in itself does not lead to certification or a degree in education (see box below for more information). The program may also be of interest to Rutgers University undergraduates majoring in Chinese or related fields contemplating a career as Chinese language teachers in K-12 schools in NJ and elsewhere. The M.A.T. in Chinese is a terminal degree and does not lead to Ph.D. studiesThe program is also intended to serve the needs of those interested in pursuing a career related to Chinese language and culture teaching, especially at K-12 schools. It partially fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requirements to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) to teach Chinese at K-12 schools in NJ. The M.A.T. in Chinese in itself does not lead to certification or a degree in education (see box below for more information). The program may also be of interest to Rutgers University undergraduates majoring in Chinese or related fields contemplating a career as Chinese language teachers in K-12 schools in NJ and elsewhere. The M.A.T. in Chinese is a terminal degree and does not lead to Ph.D. studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Chinese Language and Linguistics
  • Chinese Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching Chinese through Modern Fiction
  • Chinese Contemporary Culture and Society
  • Advanced Topics in Chinese Civilization

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Minimum Requirements to Enter the M.A.T. in Chinese program:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree or higher with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Mandarin Chinese
  • For International Students only: TOEFL
  • Official transcripts: one set of official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended (including Rutgers) is required
  • A personal statement: a short essay of approximately 500 to 800 words about your plans for graduate study and your career goals is required. Include a brief description of your academic and/or professional background and qualifications, as well as your interest in the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14652 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8616 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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