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Languages

Master of Education

(36 Credit Hours)

Master of Education in Languages

At Graduate School at the University of Charleston, SC - College of Charleston, you will grow intellectually and professionally in the state’s only Master of Education in Languages Program. With the program’s emphasis on Spanish and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), you will learn the most important linguistic, psychological and social influences that affect the acquisition of a second language. You will also explore the varied history and literature of Spanish culture. Certified teachers in the TESOL track will gain an additional teaching field by completing this program.

Admissions Criteria

Applicant’s holding a valid teaching certificate/license from any state will be admitted as long as they have a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.500 or better on a 4.000 scale. Note that for the Spanish emphasis, a bachelor's degree in Spanish or an equivalent is required. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

  • An application with a nonrefundable fee of $50
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • A copy of the applicant's valid teaching certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
  • Evidence of command of English (if English is not the primary language). A TOEFL score of 79 or greater is required

Other applicants without a valid teaching certificate/license will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program steering committee will consider a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a GPA of 2.500 or better on a 4.000 scale, at least 30 credit hours of undergraduate coursework or an equivalent in non k-12 public schools (private settings, teaching abroad, or adult education among others).

Please provide:

  • An application with a nonrefundable fee of $50
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
  • Evidence of command of English (if English is not the primary language). A TOEFL score of 79 or greater is required

Tuition

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Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (This deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

Silvia Rodriguez Sabater
program director
843.953.5882

Additional Information