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The Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) is an innovative, interdisciplinary master's degree program with a strong practical emphasis.

It is designed for students desiring additional training at the graduate level in an integrative program combining coursework in the fields of Foreign Language Education, Bilingual/Immersion Education or ESL/EFL Education.

Attainment of the MSLT degree requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits of coursework, focused on language, literacy and culture. In addition, the program emphasizes teaching methodology, curriculum preparation, materials development, and assessment.

Students develop a Master's Portfolio during their time in the program. The Portfolio contains a comprehensive statement of the candidate's philosophy of second language teaching and learning and how this philosophy will be applied in the professional environment. The Portfolio is defended before the candidate's supervisory committee.

The MSLT does not lead to certification by Utah State Board of Education to teach K-12. Individuals who do not have Utah State Board of Education certification and wish to obtain that credential must contact the College of Education.

You can also earn an ESL Endorsement while completing the MSLT degree. Check the requirements on the Secondary Education page.

If you are interested in finding out more about the MSLT program, please contact:

Joshua J. Thoms
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & Spanish
Department of World Languages and Cultures
0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-0720
(435) 797-9055

Abdulkafi Albirini
Professor of Linguistics & Arabic
Dept. of World Languages and Cultures
0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT  84322-0720