College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies
The Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) degree program is designed for students desiring additional training at the graduate level in an integrative, interdisciplinary program combining coursework in the field of Foreign Language Education, Bilingual Education, and ESL/EFL Education. Attainment of the degree requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits of coursework in the MSLT program. The program leading to the MSLT consists of a core curriculum of 18 credits and a professional curriculum of 12 credits. Courses in the core curriculum are designed to respond to the program’s emphasis areas in language, literacy, and culture. Courses in the professional curriculum address teaching methodology, curriculum preparation, materials development, and testing. A Master’s Project in the form of a substantial, cumulative Master’s Portfolio is also required. The Master’s Portfolio will include a comprehensive statement of the candidate’s philosophy of second language teaching and learning and how this philosophy will be applied in a professional environment. This project will be defended at the end of the degree program. All candidates must take a series of research courses in the professional curriculum designed to aid in preparing the Portfolio Project.
This master’s degree program does not lead to licensure by the Utah State Board of Education. Individuals who do not have Utah State Board of Education licensure and wish to obtain that credential must take the three-semester Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) in the Secondary Education Program of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
For program information, including admission requirements, degree requirements, courses, and financial assistance, contact the departmental office or see the program’s website at: http://lpsc.usu.edu