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Program Requirements

What are the eligibility requirements for the MSLT program?

Eligibility requirements for the MSLT are simple. If you have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, have a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 3.0, and have passed the general aptitude section of the GRE or MAT with a score in the 40th percentile or higher, you are eligible to apply for admission to the MSLT program.If you are an international applicant, you will also need to pass the TOEFL exam with a score of 550 or better. Teaching certification is not required to be admitted into the program. Students in the MSLT program interested in obtaining state teaching certification need to contact the College of Education.

Course Requirements

Required courses (16-18 credits)
LING 6010 Research Methods
LING 6400 Methods
LING 6500 Foundations of SLA
LING 6900 Culture Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice
LING 6910/20/30 Portfolio

Also required 6-9 credits
LING 6520 Technology
LING 6600 Socio-Cultural Theory
LING 6700 Dual Language Immersion

SPAN/GERM/FREN 6200 Phonetics & Linguistics
LING 6940 Independent Study
LING 6800 Topics

MSLT Portfolio

The portfolio provides a way of tying together major themes/issues/perspectives the student has encountered and reflected upon over the course of the program. This needs to be cast in the light of what it means to the student, and for the student’s teaching situation.

The portfolio is a capstone, and the writing of the portfolio is a process of making connections and making explicit the knowledge the student has gained over the time period that the student was enrolled in the program.

The portfolio is a demonstration of the student’s professionalism (so this marks the beginning of one’s new professional identity, as a result of having gone through the MSLT program).