The World Language Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.

Master's Programs

The World Language programs include MAT's in Commonly Taught World Languages and Less Commonly Taught World Languages. Successful completion of either program leads to a Michigan initial secondary teaching certificate with a K-12 endorsement in the language in which certification is sought.

  • Commonly Taught World Languages [M.A.T.]

    The Master of Arts in Teaching - Commonly Taught World Languages Concentration provides you with a foundation for teaching in theory and practice that will allow you to create learning opportunities consistent with Michigan’s World Language Standards and Benchmarks and with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn to evaluate, reflect on, and adjust your teaching practices so as to meet the needs of diverse learners. You will also learn to analyze cross-cultural issues within and beyond the classroom and school setting. You will evaluate your professional practice and engage in continuous and appropriate professional development. You will become an advocate for the importance and benefits of learning world languages in K-12 settings.

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of the master’s program in Commonly Taught World Languages leads to a Michigan initial secondary teaching certificate with a K-12 endorsement in the language in which certification is sought. As a graduate of this program, will you be prepared for a rewarding career in foreign language education and ESL teaching.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

  • Less Commonly Taught World Languages [M.A.T.]

    The Master of Arts in Teaching - Less Commonly Taught World Languages provides you with a foundation for teaching in theory and practice that will allow you to create learning opportunities consistent with Michigan’s World Language Standards and Benchmarks and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn to evaluate, reflect on, and adjust your teaching practices so as to meet the needs of diverse learners. You will also know how to analyze cross-cultural issues within and beyond the classroom and school setting. You will evaluate your professional practice and engage in continuous and appropriate professional development. You will become an advocate for the importance and benefits of learning world languages in K-12 settings.

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of the master’s program in Less Commonly Taught World Languages leads to a Michigan initial secondary teaching certificate with a K-12 endorsement in the language in which certification is sought. As a graduate of this program, will you be prepared for a rewarding career in foreign language education and ESL teaching.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

At a Glance

  • Average of 43 credit hours required
  • Average time to complete 2 years
  • Online
  • Content knowledge verification required

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