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Master of Arts Degree

The MA in Foreign Language Teaching has been fully and intentionally online since 2012. It is designed to provide a meaningful educational experience that will enhance the work that you are doing as a language teacher from the first module of the first course until long after you publish your final portfolio. Our students and alumni teach more than 20 languages around the world. Most of them completed the MAFLT in about 3 years while working full-time.

Our graduate programs are designed to meet the needs of current teachers and aspiring educators of any target language. Intentionally and thoughtfully constructed from the beginning to provide an outstanding #SpartanExperience in a fully online, asynchronous, yet interactive format.

Our courses emphasize proficiency-based approaches and effective integration of culture and technology, guided by current research and internationally-recognized standards. Small class sizes allow for detailed feedback and mentoring from our core faculty.

Our students and alumni teach over 20 world languages, before, during, and after graduate school. We connect regularly through virtual and in-person events. Tuition is the same from anywhere in the world, in-state, out-of-state, or international.

Our core and affiliated faculty are experienced language teachers and teacher educators with doctoral degrees in applied linguistics, educational technology, and related fields who design their own courses and mentor every student. 

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Financial Aid for Less-Commonly-Served Language Teachers and Learners

Do you teach Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or another less-commonly-taught language? Do you teach heritage learners of these languages or others, including Native American languages? Do you represent an under-represented group among language teachers?

As of Summer 2022, you are eligible for our new Linguistic Diversity Fellowships! To apply, download the form from the Admissions Guide page and upload it to your application in the MSU portal. 

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